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Day 17/18/19 here... CHICK PICS!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cara, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    My husband thinks I have lost my mind again, watching the incubator intently for a wiggly egg. When do bantams usually hatch? That one seems to be the wiggliest, but I set it last so it's on day 17.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2007
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Bantams can sometimes hatch on Day 19 or 20, but I've had even a standard pip on Day 19 before. Are any of the eggs I sent still in the running?
     
  3. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I had a cochin bantam hatch day 19 and some one the 20th day.
     
  4. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Yes Cynthia, the Ameraucana is and I can't remember how many of the Orpingtons I told you were developing, but all of the ones that started growing still are as far as I can tell. I left everything in the incubator just in case. I think 12 out of the 18 eggs in there have dark areas and air pockets. The other 6 are clear. The only one that I can tell for sure is the Sultan, and it is moving around a lot. My flashlight isn't much use with the rest now.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, we'll be looking forward to your hatch, then! Sounds like it'll be a pretty good one.
     
  6. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    I hope so. I'm getting so excited about it, I had a nightmare while we were away this weekend that someone stole my eggs out of the incubator while they were hatching, and I had no idea where they were. [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, no, the chicken nightmares! I know them well. Dont get me started on the ones I've had, LOL!
     
  8. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    The Sultan is wiggling and I just can't stand it. They're fairly easy to sex, and I want to see what it is!
     
  9. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    These eggs are determined to make me wait. Day 19/20/21 starts at 2pm, and 2 have pipped (the Sultan and a Blue Orpington from Catalpa). They haven't done anything since then though :mad:
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That is hard, waiting while they rest after that first pip. Then they make a break for it, but it can be hours and hours later. I have two eggs that go into the hatcher tonight, then nothing till I collect more for myself in a couple of weeks.
     

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