They're Hatching! Talk me throught it!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nestled Chickens, May 27, 2011.

  1. Nestled Chickens

    Nestled Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't remember the last time I was so excited and nervous. This morning I didn't even know I was going to have chicks. Now one is pipped, the other is farther along, and both are peeping up a storm. What do I do once they are hatched?
     
  2. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    watch them? ooooo and aahhhhh over them? lol
     
  3. orangefleabait

    orangefleabait New Egg

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    i'm piggy backing this thread! my chickies are just hatching out today, also! i've never done this before and though i've read about it backwards and forwards i'm still really nervous. three hatched out sometime over night, got home at eleven and they were pipped. woke up this morning at seven and there they were!
    they're peeping away right now, but they don't seem interested in food or water just yet....
    also, the bigger two seem to be picking on the smaller one. [​IMG]

    anhybody?
     
  4. ams4776

    ams4776 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No clue but to wait for em to dry out. Excited for you my first batch should be hatching tm. [​IMG]
     
  5. Nestled Chickens

    Nestled Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So when they are dry, it will be safe to move them? I know the other chickens will hurt them if I leave them with the hen. I have my brooder set up and ready to go inside. I just don't want to hurt their little bodies moving them.
     
  6. ams4776

    ams4776 Chillin' With My Peeps

    From my readings when they are dry and if you are using a broody hen then wait till night while she sleeps. (If im wrong someone correct me lol)
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Just leave them alone until they hatch, I remove mine after like 6-12 hours of being in the incubator. I quickly open it and remove them to a warm brooder. Don't forget to dip their beak(s) is the water! Best of Luck! [​IMG]

    ~ Aspen
     
  8. Nestled Chickens

    Nestled Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went ahead and just brought them inside after they were dry (they hatched out pretty quickly-I barely had time to grab the camera!). I didn't wait for night to take them from the hen. She kept standing up and looking underneath and pecking at the babies. And the roosters were abnormally interested in what was happening in the nest. And it's chilly out there! The chicks are now toasty warm in my brooder! And they are trying out their legs and pecking at things. So cute!
     
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