2 more hours till lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MyNameIs86, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG! Two more hours till lock down!! Eeek i'm nervous since this is my first hatch

    8:30pm
    any suggestions?
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Get the humidity up to around 65%, shut the lid and leave it be. You most likely won't have a 100% hatch, some may die after pipping, some may die after hatching. I'm not trying to discourage you, just prepare you for what can happen. Good luck and keep us posted!
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    GO CHICKIES. [​IMG] HATCH'EM OUT [​IMG] HATCH'EM OUT [​IMG] WAY OUT!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck..I'm five days till lockdown and I am nervous as hell!
     
  5. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll be surprised if one hatches tonight. lol.
    what r the odds. lol
     
  7. hennypenny99

    hennypenny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! Good Luck! You just might wake up to some pips in the morning. That is how it usually worked for me. I would go into lockdown and then within a day or two I had pips and usually around 8 to 24 hours from a pip they would start to zip. Zipping took anywhere from 10 minutes to several hours. I hatched out 2 batches last year. I have some chicks and ducks set right now. If you are stressing now wait till they actually start to hatch now that is when I start really stressing. It's so much fun though!
     
  8. Cecilcountychic

    Cecilcountychic New Egg

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    Yay! I had my first hatch the other day, and a pip today!
     
  9. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats you guys!!!!
    should i go check em? to see if antyhing changed? lol
     
  10. dbmama

    dbmama New Egg

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    Have fun...have some due in 2 days and just set some bantams tonight - white crested black polish bantams, golden laced cochin bantams, buff cochin bantams and bantam salmon faverolles. Hoping for a good hatch, although the kids are only allowed to pick one each - always have toom nay chicks!!! :)
     

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