Thanksgiving Hatchalong

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Chrysolinsbirds, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Hawk12

    Hawk12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can. I have to wait until Friday to candle mine, it's killing me too. We have to do what is best for the babies though ;)
     
  2. Hawk12

    Hawk12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just be patient. I've read that you need to give it 24 hours from first pip before you should consider assisting. Can you talk or whistle to them? Many times they will chirp back :)
     
  3. Lavender11

    Lavender11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, 18 hours in and it started zipping and after an hour is nearly through. Five more have pipped.
     
  4. firedragon1982

    firedragon1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AAAAhhhhhh!!! HAYDEN?!?! HI neighbor!!!

    **coughcough**So sorry... Currently in Rathdrum, formerly in Post Falls, house is being built a little north of Rathdrum currently... (edit: living with inlaws until house is finished. Sold home in PF last month [​IMG], luckily my inlaws LOVE chickens.)

    So, did our 7 day candle tonight (technically in 1 hr would be day 7), out of 12 eggs sent, 6 were clears, 6 had awesome development. 2 more weeks to go! Currently clear eggs are sitting on the counter cooling off, trying to decide if i want to do an eggtopsy on them or not. Almost all the eggs had rolling aircells, and about 3 of the clears had air bubbles throughout the egg, so obviously scrambled from shipment. Don't know if I should bother or not...
     
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  5. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After yesterday's bout with frustration, today has started much more peaceful. I thought I might share some early morning tranquility with the other hatchers here in the hatch-a-long. :)

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  6. Morigen

    Morigen Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 6 - Eggs are still in the bator.

    Kinda like watching paint dry. Well, at least I have stuff to do to keep me busy. I have to finish the new brooder in the new coop area, and I need to clean/refresh the bedding in the other coops. Plus re-do some wiring in the barn..

    And try to better understand why, with 5 male ducks and 5 female ducks, I am now getting 6 eggs a day from them. I have my suspicions one of them isn't the sex my sister thinks it is.
     
  7. Hawk12

    Hawk12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so cool, never really thought I'd meet someone so close to home :) We're not far from Silverwood. Pretty exciting about your eggs, bummer half of them were clears. I will candle Friday after work. Take care!
     
  8. Lavender11

    Lavender11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't believe all 9 of my chicks hatched!!! I've never done this before and thought I'd botched everything up at lock down because I couldn't get the humidity right but they're all here!!![​IMG]
     
  9. lmboeder

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    [​IMG] 13/14 on my first hatch! I'm so excited and proud of myself!
     
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  10. Hawk12

    Hawk12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!! Those little peeps are so precious :)
     

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