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The Chick has ARRIVED!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bethrich, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. bethrich

    bethrich In the Brooder

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    Chick number one is here! [​IMG]

    baby appeared between 9:30 last night and 9:30 this morning - the mom hopped off thenest when I threw some corn on the ground and there it was - cute, fuzzy and peeping up a storm.
    Mom is sitting on 2 other eggs that should hatch, if fertile, sometime in the next few days - no peeping from those eggs yet, though.

    What do you all think? How lng should I let Mom keep the chick under her - when should I move baby to the brooder box?

    Keep the advice coming!!

    Thanks

    Beth
     

  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

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    Congratuations!!

    24-48 hours is fine for the mamma to brood the chick. Hopefully by then the other two eggs will hatch and you can move them all at the same time.
     
  3. bethrich

    bethrich In the Brooder

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    thanks!
    I'll keep a watch and plan on moving the chick to the brooder box tomorrow. Hopefully by then, there will be some brothers and sisters!

    Beth
     

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