And I thought waiting only 21 days was a piece of cake....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Melissa Rose, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Songster

    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
    I have literaly waited for 11 and a half months for a Central American Ornate Wood Turtle to hatch [​IMG] so I thought that only waiting 21 days for my chickies would be a walk in the park. It's not [​IMG] I have totally worn the carpet through to the wood in the hallway walking back and forth to see if they have hatched! I also confiscated one of our security cameras and pointed it at the incubator and streamed it to my computer! This did not help!!!! I am about to start chewing my finger nails and I DONT chew nails [​IMG] I even took my laptop into the incubator room and played sounds of baby chicks chirping! I thought it might help them decide to hatch [​IMG] !!!! OHHHH this is going to be a loooooong dayyyyyyyyyyy [​IMG]
  2. That's funny! I have had my first batch of eggs in for 7 days and am soooo impatient. Hope I am doing it right and they all hatch.

    I have done some candling but kinda afraid to take them all out of the bator then put them back cause of the heat loss but I guess mama does get off the nest once in a while.
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    I found that only the first hatch was torture. After that one, I just didn't pay that much attention until day 18. Then it was game on. I have, one incubator in an upstairs closet lockdown starts friday, 2 broody hens due this weekend and another bator down on our attached garage that has a staggered hatch in it. Good luck. Michele
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens many days you got left?

    For me, egg in the bator are hard - I am always checking on them. Now when they are under a broody.........I seem to be able to wait until I hear the sweet little peep peep sounds coming from under mom.

    Have a broody hatching chicks right now [​IMG]
  5. Ooh, thanks for reminding me... I have eggs that go into lockdown today. *runs off to the Bird Room, formerly the Bedroom*

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