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First pip!!

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Only two eggs, one just pipped! Here it is 9:30 at night... should I go to bed or stay up? How quick can they hatch? They won't make it out during the night, will they?

Oh I am so excited! The first hatch from my own dutch bantams. I got eggs from a breeder last summer and put them under my own hen, but only one hatched. Another pipped on the side and did not make it, the rest were not viable. I hate having so few, I am going to be a nervous nellie.

The pip is kind of on the side, but toward the wide end. How far up is it supposed to be? It is hard to find pics of pips.

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I have had some go 24 hours after external pip before they hatch.  pop Go to bed, and try to get some sleep, even though you won't.  There were several nights when I first started hatching that I pretty much slept on the floor in front of the bator. lau
It's so exciting

Mom of two teenage daughter, 1 chihuahua, 1 Doberman, 3 Pigeons, Blue Splash OEGB, and 50+ beautiful Silkies.  Don't forget my Wonderful husband who finally gave up on reforming my chicken addiction !!



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Some chicks may take minutes to hatch and others hours. You just never know. I have had chicks pip and others that have not pipped have hatch out hours before the first pipped chick hatches.

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Originally Posted by spowell 

I have had some go 24 hours after external pip before they hatch.  pop Go to bed, and try to get some sleep, even though you won't.  There were several nights when I first started hatching that I pretty much slept on the floor in front of the bator. lau
It's so exciting


I agree I fixed up a room I live in when my eggs start hatching.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee237/aliedaw1/IMG_3017.jpghttp://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee237/aliedaw1/IMG_3364.jpg

HEY LOOK!!!
UPCOMING FLORIDA Swaps/Sales/Shows/Events
---> Florida Fair Schedule 2013/2014 and; FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!
Heritage Single Comb & Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds and Rose Comb Rhode Island Whites.

Member of the American Poultry Association, the Rhode Island Red Club of America, &

Central Florida Poultry Breeders Association. NPIP Certified Participant

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HEY LOOK!!!
UPCOMING FLORIDA Swaps/Sales/Shows/Events
---> Florida Fair Schedule 2013/2014 and; FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!
Heritage Single Comb & Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds and Rose Comb Rhode Island Whites.

Member of the American Poultry Association, the Rhode Island Red Club of America, &

Central Florida Poultry Breeders Association. NPIP Certified Participant

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post #5 of 8
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Boy that little one really let out a hardy cheep a few mintutes ago! I love listening to the tapping...
OK I am going to bed now so I can get up early!
tongue

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Originally Posted by cmom 
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Originally Posted by spowell 

I have had some go 24 hours after external pip before they hatch.  pop Go to bed, and try to get some sleep, even though you won't.  There were several nights when I first started hatching that I pretty much slept on the floor in front of the bator. lau
It's so exciting


I agree I fixed up a room I live in when my eggs start hatching.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee237/aliedaw1/IMG_3017.jpghttp://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee237/aliedaw1/IMG_3364.jpg


OK, I want to live with you! GREAT set up!

17 chickens (2 New Hampshires; 2 Dominiques; 2 Giant Whites; 2 Dark Brahmas; 1 Buttercups; 3 Astrolorps 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Sumatra & 2 mutts. Two horses: Morgan, Paint; two dogs, one cat, one, very patient, husband.
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17 chickens (2 New Hampshires; 2 Dominiques; 2 Giant Whites; 2 Dark Brahmas; 1 Buttercups; 3 Astrolorps 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Sumatra & 2 mutts. Two horses: Morgan, Paint; two dogs, one cat, one, very patient, husband.
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One hatched between 5:30 and 7:30 this morning. Oh, cuteness! The other, no pip yet, and I was unsure anyway that that one had developed properly, we'll see.

Having them under momma, it is hard to get a good look! I just want to gaze at the chickie, but at least I can HEAR it smile

And my dog is wondering if someone got another squeaky toy for Christmas....

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Originally Posted by pontoosuc 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmom 
Quote:
Originally Posted by spowell 

I have had some go 24 hours after external pip before they hatch.  pop Go to bed, and try to get some sleep, even though you won't.  There were several nights when I first started hatching that I pretty much slept on the floor in front of the bator. lau
It's so exciting


I agree I fixed up a room I live in when my eggs start hatching.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee237/aliedaw1/IMG_3017.jpghttp://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee237/aliedaw1/IMG_3364.jpg


OK, I want to live with you! GREAT set up!


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Mom of two teenage daughter, 1 chihuahua, 1 Doberman, 3 Pigeons, Blue Splash OEGB, and 50+ beautiful Silkies.  Don't forget my Wonderful husband who finally gave up on reforming my chicken addiction !!



NPIP Certified NC
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Mom of two teenage daughter, 1 chihuahua, 1 Doberman, 3 Pigeons, Blue Splash OEGB, and 50+ beautiful Silkies.  Don't forget my Wonderful husband who finally gave up on reforming my chicken addiction !!



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