The suspense is killing me! UPDATE First chick is Here! PICS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Year of the Rooster, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I have 10 eggs shared by two broody silkies and they are suppose to hatch tomorrow at the earliest and Tuesday at the latest possibly.

    I wish they would hatch! [​IMG] I candled them a couple days ago and all of them are dark with the air cell at the wide end. And these pass several days have been soooo loooooooong I can't stand it!!! [​IMG] I want little chickies running around.

    These are first time moms that set at the exact same time and I'm worried sick that things won't go right... Please tell me that things will be ok.... I hope they do things right for first time moms. [​IMG]
     
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  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    I'm right there with ya![​IMG] I have 3 eggs under a broody cochin and 6 more in the 'bator due tomorrow! Today is taking forever![​IMG]

    Good luck![​IMG] Watcha hatchin'?
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Thanks! Good luck for you too! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I have a mix of bantam eggs, so the chicks will either be Golden Sebrights, White Silkies, or a mix of the two.

    I hope things go well [​IMG]
     
  4. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had 2 of my Silver Pheonix set on the same nest and eggs.. Only 3 hatched, (cold weather then) But both mommas ran around scratching and was like family..

    So unless the chickens nature is different you should be good..
     
  5. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good luck hatching. Ooh and when they do...POST PICTURES...please... [​IMG]
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:I had 2 of my Silver Pheonix set on the same nest and eggs.. Only 3 hatched, (cold weather then) But both mommas ran around scratching and was like family..

    So unless the chickens nature is different you should be good..

    I think the mommas outta be fine. They are silkies after all [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Lil Chickie Mama - WILL DO!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I just checked on them this morning and several eggs have pipped!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I can here them peeping inside too!!!

    Come out come out babies!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    So... how long does it take a chick to hatch completely out of the shell once it has pipped? [​IMG]
     
  9. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry to say but it can take from a few hours to a few days [​IMG]
     
  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Pics of the first baby and soon-to-be mama's!!! [​IMG]

    After 3 hours of hard work it's almost halfway there
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