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Want to introduce my First Hatched Chicks. 4 Red Sex Links (Pics)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rhino533, May 13, 2011.

  1. rhino533

    rhino533 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was my first hatch. I started with 16 eggs. 5 were duds, 6 died around day 8-10. I have no idea why. 1 died during hatching. The egg got kicked around and the hole the chick made in the egg while hatching was face down and blocked and I believe it didn't get enough air and died. I'm happy to say at least I got 4 healthy/active chicks. I already have another 10 in the incubator and I've learned a lot from the first hatch so hopefully this hatch will be better. The first hatch a lot of the eggs were porus, this time not so bad like the first. I fed my Hen a lot more calcium this time and it defiantly helped. Here are my new little chicks: (3 girls, 1 boy)


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  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great photos.
     
  3. VkyVky

    VkyVky Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats on your beautiful babies [​IMG]
     
  4. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww! Those are gorgeous babies! And three girls!!
     
  5. rhino533

    rhino533 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:THANKS!!! I feel so lucky to get 3 girls out of the 4. Now lets hope I can get more healthy chicks in my next batch that are already in the incubator (10 Eggs). More girls would be great!!!! LET'S HOPE!![​IMG]
     
  6. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol I know what you mean! Are the new ones Red Sex Link too? I was wanting those! I wound up getting all my chicks/hens from the same gal. It was cheaper and easier at the time. I'm sure I'll get some though. My 6 hens are Black Sex Links. That's were the my incubator eggs came from. (2nd generation)
     
  7. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats and they're precious babies! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. ConnorMayasMom

    ConnorMayasMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just hatched our first tiny flock too!!! Congrats!!! It's the best feeling EVER!!!! [​IMG]:weee
     
  9. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Congrats on your hatch!! They are adorable!

    Also, I just wanted to say that I saw you have the chicks on newspaper. Since the newspaper is slippery the chicks can develop a condition called splayed legs. So you might want to line there brooder with something different (pine shavings ect.)
     
  10. matlock585

    matlock585 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow how lucky to get 3 + 1. I'm building a very small incubator today That might be able to hold a dozen, I'll just have to see how much of the "guts" I can keep on the outside of it. I'm not sure what I'm going to hatch though, as my whole flock is only eight weeks old. But i got a pair of Anconas that I want to have more of, and a trio of speckled sussex that I want as many as I can house. If I get 4 on my first hatch, I'll be ecstatic... We are all gone to work all day.
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