Woo Hoo....It's hatch day!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Black Feather, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, today is my first hatch day! I opened the incubator and sure enough, my first little peep of the year has hatched! There are about 8-10 eggs due today so I'll keep my fingers crossed that the majority hatch.

    The tidal wave is just behind though......I think I have about 8 dozen eggs in the incubator all due to hatch in the next three weeks! 75% of them are black rosecomb, and about 25% beltsville turkeys!

    It's going to be a busy Spring!

    Urban Coyote
     
  2. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Congrats! Wow, you will be surounded by peeping in no time.

    I too woke up to a little peep coming from inside the bator. A lone little Silkie chick was sitting there looking around. I now have 3 more white Silkies and a black Silkie (could be a rosecomb mix) almost all the way out of their shells and one just about to start breaking out. 2 standard eggs that haven't pipped yet. Today is day 20. This is the first hatch of 2009 for me [​IMG]

    Hope all our new arrivals survive [​IMG]
     
  3. rbar

    rbar Out Of The Brooder

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    Try not to open the incubator while they are hatching...let 'em fry off well...some people routinely wait to the second day after to take out or the hatcher/incubator...chilling the egg/lowering the humidity at this crucial point could give some problems?



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  4. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love fuzzy butts.
     
  5. rbar

    rbar Out Of The Brooder

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    Uh, that's "Dry", not "Fry"!!!
    (Breakfast ready yet?) [​IMG]
     
  6. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering... thought it might have been some version of contact incubation LOL
     
  7. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:*lol* I thought that was your slang way of saying 'dry' off [​IMG]

    Actually, today is also 'put more eggs in the incubator' day as well, not to mention check the humidity and water level. I can't see into my bator, so I have to open it to check.

    Put 66 eggs in today [​IMG] Boy am I a sucker for punishment!

    UC
     
  8. rbar

    rbar Out Of The Brooder

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    Ellijay? I've been there, real nice area, I used to live in Dalton, Ga.
    What type birds to you have?


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  9. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea i love Ellijay. It is beautiful and peaceful here!

    I have speckled sussex, buff orpingtons, bbs orpingtons, 4 ee's, two barred rock hens, three game hens, and light and buff sussex eggs on the way next week!
     
  10. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WooHoo......Seven hatched out of nine eggs [​IMG] Can't wait until next weekend!
     

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