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Aargh! The waiting! *Chick update page 2!*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PotterWatch, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I set my eggs to hatch yesterday (lockdown). The temp is steady, humidity is holding at 62. There is no action yet. No rocking eggs, no peeps, no pips, no anything. It's driving me crazy!!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2009
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Those last 3 days go by soooooo slooooooooow.


    P.S. Don't open that bator........it will tempt you..........don't do it!
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:You set them yesterday, or you went into lock down yesterday?

    ETA: I see ... you are on the final leg of the marathon! YAY!

    Patience is a virtue! Get away from that bator! LOL
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2009
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I haven't opened it at all so far. Luckily, I can add water if need be through the vent holes and the temp has been pretty steady. I keep thinking that I should at least see some rocking at this point, but then I do have them in cartons, so maybe I won't ever see them rock. I keep worrying that none of them are going to hatch. I will be thrilled to get at least one baby from this and if I do it again, I'm going to buy a better bator.
     
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    We all get those same nervous thoughts! Isn't it just crazy? LOL
    Now, go away and enjoy your Sunday..... [​IMG]
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    We were out a good part of the day on a bike ride so I didn't obsess about it all day. Back home now and back to obsessing. Still nothing going on.
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Back away from the bator.......... sit on your hands. Or, get the camera and a pot of coffee ready! [​IMG]
     
  8. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I may have heard peeping! I was checking the temp and leaned over to look and I think I heard a little chirping. I'm not entirely certain, but I hope that's what it was!
     
  9. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Come on babies, hatch!!! [​IMG] I know the waiting part, it is the hardest! SIGH!
     
  10. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Well, if it was peeping that I heard, it was an anomoly as I haven't heard it again. Shouldn't something be happening by now? This is day 20. Do they usually wait until day 21 to pip? This is killing me!
     

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