The countdown begins

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bilbothebanty, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. bilbothebanty

    bilbothebanty Out Of The Brooder

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    Just started my eggs today. They are light Sussex and I am so excited I hope everything gos well. I have seven in the incubater and seven under a hen, I hope they all hatch.
     
  2. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they shipped eggs? is this your 1st hatch? good luck! i'm excited for you!! my eggs are on day 10, so we're not too far apart from each other.
     
  3. bilbothebanty

    bilbothebanty Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they are shipped eggs and this is my fist time hatching so I am nevus and excited. Yesterday I added the eggs that the Brody hen was supposed to be siting on to the incubator because she was not sitting on them. I hope they are still ok and hatch.
     
  4. bilbothebanty

    bilbothebanty Out Of The Brooder

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    Day Ten
    Yesterday I candled my eggs for the fist time and 8 out of 13 are definitely fertile two are not fertile and 3 are a maybe. I am so excited I have never candled eggs before and it was so cool. I even saw the embryo moving in some of them. I couldn't be happier.[​IMG]
     
  5. bilbothebanty

    bilbothebanty Out Of The Brooder

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    Five days left and i definitely have 11 fertile eggs [​IMG] I am so happy I can not wait.
     
  6. bilbothebanty

    bilbothebanty Out Of The Brooder

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    Hatch day and i already have one hatched. [​IMG]It hatched this morning around 8:00. Three more are pipped and wiggling. I am having some trouble keeping the humidity up, if any one has advise on that it would be nice. Also how long do you have to leave the chicks in the incubator?
     
  7. bilbothebanty

    bilbothebanty Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some pictures of some of the babies

    The fist chick, we named it Edison
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    Two of the chick mostly dry and in there box, front to back: Alva and Edison
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  8. kjt135

    kjt135 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats I got about 7 more days before I get to see mine. Can't wait. Very cute chicks
     

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