The Hatch That BYC Built (aka Frieda vs. the Brinsea!) (Warning--pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyPaperlady, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    This is exiting!! I've been lurking around countless incubator vs broody threads and how to build an incubator as I really wanna hatch chicks in the spring! I hope you have a good hatch....
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    :jumpy :celebrate
     
  3. Someone was in a hurry!

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  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Yay, chickie!!!! Now tell the rest to get their butts outta them shells!!
     
  5. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Bubbles, you gotta build a bator. Great winter project! Amy, congrats on the hatch! Hope you continue your thread re: integration of bator chicks with broody chicks.
     
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  7. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    Yay!
     

  8. I'm actually not worried about that bit--when Frieda and the chicks she hatches are moved to the pen, she'll suddenly have more ;) Any that hatch later will be moved in under cover of darkness. Frieda's adopted chicks before--granted, she got them all at once...
     
  9. Chick #1 is now all the way out of the shell! I think I scared it into getting out when I slid the tray open to add water to my sponges, since the humidity dropped to about 60%. In the escape from the scariness, the chick got between the inside end of the drawer and the side of the 'bator. Since I had to take the drawer out to rescue the chick (otherwise, closing the 'bator would crush the chick, I pulled the shell out and checked the others for pips. No pips yet.

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    I think that's poo in the shell...
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    It looks like stuff the comes off of the naval in the chick. They usually do not poo for a while after they hatch.

    What about the broody hatch?
     

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