New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

April Hatch Along - Page 59

post #581 of 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by tao chick View Post

I was wondering if this would happen for you. I have had an early hatcher every single time. Leave it be and it will call out to its friends.
I've left that one alone, but I think the wrong end pip might have done it in. When I got up this morning, 3 more PIPS!!! And within an hour, a CCL cockerel. His sister took longer to zip. Now there are even more pips. Still no progress at all from the Marans egg from last night. And no pips on any other Marans either. Just the SFH and CCL.

My egg basket isn't a rainbow yet... need more chickens! 

 

Fascinated with landrace breeds.

 

My critters: Silver Laced Wyandottes, Australorps, Easter Eggers, Black & Blue French Copper Marans, Crested Cream Legbars, Svart Honas, Swedish Flower Hens, Icelandics, three crazy cats and a dog who loves them all.

Reply

My egg basket isn't a rainbow yet... need more chickens! 

 

Fascinated with landrace breeds.

 

My critters: Silver Laced Wyandottes, Australorps, Easter Eggers, Black & Blue French Copper Marans, Crested Cream Legbars, Svart Honas, Swedish Flower Hens, Icelandics, three crazy cats and a dog who loves them all.

Reply
post #582 of 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyanite View Post


I've left that one alone, but I think the wrong end pip might have done it in. When I got up this morning, 3 more PIPS!!! And within an hour, a CCL cockerel. His sister took longer to zip. Now there are even more pips. Still no progress at all from the Marans egg from last night. And no pips on any other Marans either. Just the SFH and CCL.

 

:clap

 

I can't remember if this has been pointed out on this thread or not, so please forgive me if this is repetitive info, but wrong-end pippers normally take longer.  Since they don't use the air cell for their first breaths, they can take an extra 24ish hours to actually zip. 

Swedish ducks, golden comets, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam english chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, OEGBs, Seramas, and Call Ducks!
Reply
Swedish ducks, golden comets, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam english chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, OEGBs, Seramas, and Call Ducks!
Reply
post #583 of 745
We are on day 20 and had one of the SS zip this morning. Yay! The kids even got to watch before school. One more of the SS's has pipped and one of the BR's is rockin' and a rollin'.

I managed to get video of the first hatch! (but I dont know how to post video)

Here's a pick of our new chick! (got some lungs...chirping away waiting for others to hatch)


Edited by Jennrz - 4/21/17 at 12:18pm
post #584 of 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by WVduckchick View Post
 

 

:clap

 

I can't remember if this has been pointed out on this thread or not, so please forgive me if this is repetitive info, but wrong-end pippers normally take longer.  Since they don't use the air cell for their first breaths, they can take an extra 24ish hours to actually zip. 

 

I did not know that! Thank you! The two that are out seem VERY interested in the wrong end pipper. Both have gone over and pecked the pip hole. They have not pecked any of the other pipped eggs that I've observed. I hoped that was signs of life. I've heard some of the other pipped eggs chirp, but the wrong end one is pretty quiet. I think maybe the chicks know someone is alive in there though. He hasn't been pipped for 24 hours yet, so I'm not too worried. I'll leave him be anyhow since there are other pips in there that I don't want to shrink wrap by opening up the bator to pull him out and check.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jennrz View Post

We are on day 20 and had one of the SS zip this morning. Yay! The kids even got to watch before school. One more of the SS's has pipped and one of the BR's is rockin' and a rollin'.

I managed to get video of the first hatch! (but I dont know how to post video)

Here's a pick of our new chick!

Yay! Congrats. It's the coolest thing. I feel like a kid watching this!

My egg basket isn't a rainbow yet... need more chickens! 

 

Fascinated with landrace breeds.

 

My critters: Silver Laced Wyandottes, Australorps, Easter Eggers, Black & Blue French Copper Marans, Crested Cream Legbars, Svart Honas, Swedish Flower Hens, Icelandics, three crazy cats and a dog who loves them all.

Reply

My egg basket isn't a rainbow yet... need more chickens! 

 

Fascinated with landrace breeds.

 

My critters: Silver Laced Wyandottes, Australorps, Easter Eggers, Black & Blue French Copper Marans, Crested Cream Legbars, Svart Honas, Swedish Flower Hens, Icelandics, three crazy cats and a dog who loves them all.

Reply
post #585 of 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by WVduckchick View Post

clap.gif

I can't remember if this has been pointed out on this thread or not, so please forgive me if this is repetitive info, but wrong-end pippers normally take longer.  Since they don't use the air cell for their first breaths, they can take an extra 24ish hours to actually zip. 
This also is AWESOME advice!! I have reminded myself of this very thing every time I have a little malpo!
A great bunch of laying hens - rocks, 'lorpes, orps, EEs, etc, plus our newest grow-outs: Bieles, BCM, CLs,
SRBs, 55s and a brooder full of darling d'Uccles! Oh yeah, there are the humans too!! Awesome adult twin boys, lovely teenaged daughter, and patient husband! Ephesians 4: 32
Reply
A great bunch of laying hens - rocks, 'lorpes, orps, EEs, etc, plus our newest grow-outs: Bieles, BCM, CLs,
SRBs, 55s and a brooder full of darling d'Uccles! Oh yeah, there are the humans too!! Awesome adult twin boys, lovely teenaged daughter, and patient husband! Ephesians 4: 32
Reply
post #586 of 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by orrpeople View Post

This also is AWESOME advice!! I have reminded myself of this very thing every time I have a little malpo!

Thank you! Simple and logical, although I think that 24 hours kinda gets engrained in us, so we worry. We don't think so much about the time they spend inside the egg, breathing the air cell air.

This also applies if one pips close to the right spot, correctly positioned, but still outside the air cell. Like beside the low part of the dip. wink.png
Swedish ducks, golden comets, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam english chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, OEGBs, Seramas, and Call Ducks!
Reply
Swedish ducks, golden comets, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam english chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, OEGBs, Seramas, and Call Ducks!
Reply
post #587 of 745
My brooder as of today.



Hope to thin it down tomorrow
post #588 of 745
#1 duck baby has its head in air cell. Happened while I was at work (8-1:30). How much air does it have and how do I get my darned humidity up? I have my water areas full and all holes plugged.(WV duckchick)😫
post #589 of 745
Answered my own air cell question after some BYC research. Now, humidity raising help?
post #590 of 745

I'd try a piece of wet sponge in the incubator

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hatch-A-Longs