Today's The Day......My Birchen Marans Babies Are Hatching!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Patchesnposies, May 14, 2009.

  1. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    Today is day 21 for my Birchen Maran's and two have pipped, zipped and hatched!

    I am amazed at how fast they did it, too. It seemed like there was a pip, a lot of cheeping, then zip and they were out!

    I tried a couple of different things with this hatch. The most important one being that I upped the humidity a bunch, as we live in the desert Southwest and my chicks sometimes have a problems with being too dry at hatch.

    My dual thermometer/hygrometer is reading lower humidity numbers than I was getting on my digital thermometer but it appears it was just right.

    I am praying I get a bunch more babies today! I'll post pictures when my fuzzy-butts are dry and fluffy....
  2. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Good luck to you with the birchen marans.
  3. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Aberystwyth, Wales
    Congrats. I have Marans in my incubator and am on day 20. I have everything crossed that some will hatch - it is my first go at this and I am very impatient!!

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