Surprise Chicken (with pics)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chichi56788, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 16. I went to candle and saw a silkie chick in my bator. [​IMG] What do I do!!!!!! I have never had newborns before. And so early too. She seems fine but I dont know.
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  2. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have another pip! [​IMG]
     
  3. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep the 'bator closed! You may actually have to pull the babies out on "lockdown" day, since they are so early - wait until day 18, pull them out & put them in the brooder, and set up the rest of hte eggs for lock down.

    At least, that is what I would do. Make sure taht, when you open the bator, you are ready with a warm mister to keep the air as moist as possible.
     
  4. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. The chick is walking around peeping and seems happy. I think that is a good thing. It seemed like a pretty clean hatch and she looks fully developed. Is it normal for them to hatch 5 days early?
     
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I had the same thing happen with a bantam chick. I took it out right away and put it in a brooder. Left the rest to do what they have too. Remember they can go for 3 days w/o food so you've got 3 days after the hatch begins if they don't all hatch on day 21. Though you should be prepared to stick their little beaks in some sugar water to give them a boost..

    Don't forget update pics

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  6. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. I only have 1 problem. I already have a brooder with 2 3-week silkies.
     
  7. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. She is still doing good, but she is knocking over all the other eggs. I still need to get those turned. Should I put her in a makeshift brooder?
     
  8. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sounds like she is turning them for you!
    As long as she is out by their day 18 I think you will be fine. Wait until your other pip hatches and gets fluffy, then you can rig up a small fish tank (or something) for them.
     
  9. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well...Turns out she was on day 21. I just found out that they had been sat on by a broody before I got them. [​IMG] It is starting to fluff up now.
     
  10. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One mystery solved! [​IMG]

    How is the little pipper?
     

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