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Wooohooooo!!! First baby chick hatched!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Carli, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Carli

    Carli Out Of The Brooder

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    Chick #1 born this evening:

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    Still waiting on #'s 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9! We can hear the chicks chirping in their eggs even when we're standing several feet away from the brooder. Broody mama is doing a fine job and is quite calm, even with our prying eyes. [​IMG]
     
  2. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    YOU LUCKY DUCK>>>or should i say chicken!!!
     
  3. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now warm that baby up..
     
  4. Carli

    Carli Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yes! She was only out a few seconds and it was ADORABLE watching her and her mama together. She burrowed in a little and then her mama scooped her beneath her wings. SO CUTE!
     
  5. stampntam

    stampntam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so cute! be sure not to open the bator until all are hatched, you can shrink wrap the others, they need really high humidity!!!!
    Congrats
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  6. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Congratulations!![​IMG]
     
  7. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thurmont, MD
    Did I read your post correctly, you are using a broody hen?

    Congratulations [​IMG] It is great when a broody does all the work.
     
  8. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You must have missed the earlier posts about this hatch. It's being done by a broody, not a bator!
    I wish I had a broody hen. I'd love to compare hatch results. I bet the hen would win every time...

    Carli - congratulations! [​IMG] So happy for you after your bad experience with the first one.
     
  9. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Quote:You must have missed the earlier posts about this hatch. It's being done by a broody, not a bator!
    I wish I had a broody hen. I'd love to compare hatch results. I bet the hen would win every time...

    Carli - congratulations! [​IMG] So happy for you after your bad experience with the first one.

    My Orpington / Rhode Island Red Cross and my Silkie Hens are the best incubators I could own. Although, I got the 1588 for Christmas and it is giving them a run for their money as they are not broody right now and the incubator just hathced 90% hatch rate.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  10. Carli

    Carli Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, a VERY dedicated broody BO. She left the nest once for a few hours but otherwise, she's always on the eggs. She's about 11 months old and this was her second round of broodiness.

    Here's the count from the original 12:

    #1- Bad egg
    #2- Went missing!
    #3- Bloody hatch...was it me? Or the hen? Hen had blood on her beak...... I shall not allow guilt to take over!
    #4 & 5 HATCHED!!!
    #6- Clean hatch but just dead this morning...can't see why.
    # 7, 8, 9, PIPPED, and #10, 11, 12...still waiting......
     

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