The hatch is done! last bator baby out n' drying!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ducklove334, May 7, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    today is day 20 for the 8 remaining eggs we got from a breeder, I had originally made this post asking if I should have taken them from the turner, BUT I just went to check and...ONE IS PIPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 eggs in the bator, and 4 under our silkie hen....

    I was so worried that I'd killed the 4 eggs in the bator...[​IMG]

    MUST...NOT...OPEN....BATOR

    actually I'm pretty good as self control, with the turner, I have to do less work, so I'm used to only opening the bator once every few days.

    COME ON LITTLE CHICKIE!! wish it luck!
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2009
  2. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Good luck! I hope your babies make it out OK!
     
  3. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    he's a FAST little guy, he's almost completly zipped the shell!, he sounds like he's getting frustrated LOL, I saw the egg jump alittle and this little "CHIRP!"


    nomore pips from any of the other eggs yet that I can see,

    once he's out, will it be ok to open the bator again?

    I'm going to have to take him out to dry though...theres no room for him in the bator..the turner takes up the whole thing, I don't want him to get hurt,
     
  4. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    opening the bator to take him out will risk your other eggs hatching, but do what you have to.
     
  5. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    THE BABY IS OUT THE BAAABY IS OUT! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :bouncy

    he's a little yellowish/buff colored dude!

    I'll get pics later!!!!, gonna check the other eggs under the silkie,

    no other pips for the other three yet though, but I did feel one move I think, I had to move the chick to the other side of the bator, because the heating elliment, the screw came out, and it's hanging, so he would have burned his head.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2009
  6. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    YAY! Congrats!!! I hope your other 3 hatch for you!
     
  7. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    he's fluffing out now,

    I just checked theres two pipping under the silkie now, she gets to keep atleast two of them, I'm not sure she could manage 4 LOL
     
  8. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    here are some pics from through out the day![​IMG]

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    HELLO WORLD!
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    tired baby
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    I liiiiiive!
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    HI DADDY!
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    I be-eth kinda floofy
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    I be-eth floofy-er and now I'm trying to walk!
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    now I'm fluffy and cute!, I can stand, walk AND poopy on mommies papers!

    the other three eggs in the bator are taking their sweet ole' time! I see them move, AND I've heard them peep!, but alas, they want to make me wait.

    theres one chick so far under the silkie, it's yellow/white with a brownish red back, up to the top of the head. and the other 3 eggs pipping under her.

    I've seen a couple of the eggs due to hatch the 11th move as well!
     
  9. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    Here are some pics from today, Juliet has 2 babies now, one under her is pipping still, there are two more eggs in the bator hatching, one is zipping, the other still a pip.

    here is the baby under Juliet that hatched last night
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    it has feathered feet, atleast it looks like it, so I think it's a cochin, but what color is it?

    heres the one that hatched this morning
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    What color is this one?, it doesn't have feathered feet

    and here are some pics are Archy this morning, trying to persuade his "siblings" that hatching really IS a great idea!
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    "hey! HEY! WAKE UPPPPP!"
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    "FINE! you won't hatch faster! I'll come through this plug and hatch you myself!"
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    "*sigh-eth*...ok, I'll wait...[​IMG]"
     
  10. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! Beautiful chicks but the photographer must go [​IMG] ! Lots of butt pics! [​IMG]
     

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