Cross country chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kstaven, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

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    Had 24 (SDW GDW) OEG eggs shipped from the east coast to the west. 4 looked suspect on arrival. By day 10 it was obvious they would not develop. Well it is just into day 21 now and 17 made to day 21.

    Just did a late night check and one is pipping. Here's hoping for the rest. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2007

  2. Foghorn

    Foghorn Songster

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    Thats very good! Tough waiting huh? I am only on day 4. Oh and by the way, we expect pics! [​IMG]
     
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

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    Fantastic![​IMG]
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Oh what fun! I am on day 14......I SOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo want to get in there and candle them....but I wont....looking in the little window is good enough for me...for now...HURRY DAY 21!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Songster

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    Yay! Isn't it exciting when you see that first pip? Good luck! Let us know how things progress. [​IMG]
     
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

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    Was concerned because none of the others where pipping. Then I looked at the calender and realized that the chick that started pipping last night was a day early.[​IMG]:confused:

    For some reason I was a day ahead in my thinking. Maybe tracking too many sets of eggs. And about 100 more on the way. [​IMG]

    Will break out the camera and then figure out how to post pics here.
     
  7. SunChick

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    So if you set them in the evening or late afternoon would you count that as Day1 or Day0? I have one pipping today but I set them in the eve on 3/9.:|
     

  8. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

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    If i set in the evening I don't count that as day 1. this is a strange hatch. One over a day early one a day early, one on day 21, and some just starting to pip. So this hatch will be spread across 4 days anyways.

    Checked the incubator and temps are consistant throughout. Used a second thermometer and hygrometer to double check the accuracy of the first ones and they read indentical. Scratching my head on this hatch.
     

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