Hatching chicks

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  1. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Today, the eggs started peeping.
    Some have the first little cracks in them.
    The kids are excited. (Ok, so am I... :thumbsup: )

    So how long does it take for these things to fully hatch?

    Seems they chirp a few times, then get quiet again. The first holes started this morning, but not much happening now. Should they be out in a certain timeframe?

    Thank you.
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    want take long, they poke a hole in the shell to get air, they may rest a while before continuing.

    be sure to keep the humidity up, I would not open the incubator (lets out the moist air). You can take a spray bottle and mist them to bring humidity up, just use very warm water.

    By now you should have several chick out and about.

    Good luck

    G3
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    If they aren't out by morning, gently peel off pieces of shell until they are open. If the humidity is, or has been, too low, they can dry out and stick. They will die that way, as they don't have enough moisture to break away from the shell.
     
  4. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Thanks guys. I

    #5 popping out now. Crack in # 6. (10 total)
    Hopefully we get a couple more.

    Then 10 more three days later.

    Those eggs better taste good..... :thumbsup:
     
  5. BjornBee

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    Looks like 6 out of 10. One was not fertile and did not develop anything. The other three have no life. So the first set was 60%

    Hope the next set of ten does better.
     
  6. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    60% isn't bad for the first time