WHOOOT the babies are hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gabrielle1976, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    The babies in my sons classroom are hatching 2 are out and 2 more are pipped today is day 20.
    The two that hatched hatched fast one went from makeing a pip to being hatched out in about an hour. The other one the first one went from pip to hatch in about 4 hours .

    now I just need good vibes and prayers that nothing happens to these little fellows in the classroom no kids knocking things over or humidity droping to low and that more of the buggers hatch. [​IMG]
     
  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awesome!!! Do you get to keep the chicks?
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    We have a couple parents and a cook at the school that wants chicks so im hopeing that out of the 21 or so eggs we get 15 babies tthat way eatch of the three can have five or so chicks but we shall see.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Good Luck! [​IMG] It's exciting to see the look on a child's face.
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok we got 12 chicks that hatched out of our 33 eggs, 15 shipped eggs and 18 local eggs.
    Of the 9 sent by one byc fellow we had 2 hatch 2 died in shell and 5 clear/nonfertel
    Of the 7 sent by another byc fellow we had 1 hatch 4 died in shell and 2 clear
    Of the 18 local we had 9 hatch 3 died in shell and 6 were clear

    Could someone help me with the indvidual hatch rates and then the total hatch rate please [​IMG]
     
  6. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]

    the black ones have extra toes I was just noticeing that lol the banty rooster was getting the job done on the LF girls [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would probably count the dead chicks into the hatch rate but not the clears, in which case:
    1) 9 eggs 50%
    2) 7 eggs 20%
    3.) 18 eggs 75%
     
  8. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ohh thanks [​IMG]
     
  9. Bantymama

    Bantymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats.
     
  10. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OoOo you got a black Silkie. They're soooooooooooo cute!!

    Laurie
     

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