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Successful Hatch! No Drowned Chicks!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wsdareme, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. wsdareme

    wsdareme Songster

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    My 7th and last egg hatched a few minutes ago, and all 7 are happily chirping away in the brooder. After losing 4 of 7 in my first hatch, I started taking the chicks out of the incubator as soon as the first couple had hatched. No problems this time. I have a Brinsea Mini Advance, and the humidity skyrockets when the eggs start to hatch. The paper towel I put under the eggs before the started to hatch was SOAKED after the first chick hatched. Does anyone else have that problem? Last time none of the chicks dried out, and the more that hatched, the wetter they got. Looks like they're all going to be fine this time. Whew!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

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    Congrats! Pics, please![​IMG]
     
  3. Congratulations on a terrific hatch! I'd love to see pics of the chicklets!
     
  4. Supermommy486

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    YAY! Congrats. I third the pics [​IMG]
     
  5. wsdareme

    wsdareme Songster

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    Okay, here are some pics!

    This one shows the high humidity during the hatch:
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    Here is the last chick -- I moved it to the brooder right after hatching:
    [​IMG]

    And here is the happy group! All seven of them. 4 are Splash or Blue Marans, and the 3 dark chicks are Ameraucanas:
    [​IMG]
     
  6. rhaj

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    awww cute! congrats! [​IMG]

    do you think they are nervous about the "Chef's Choice" sign near them? haha
     

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