Day 19-1/2 and eggs are wiggling!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ruditchka, May 7, 2009.

  1. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Songster

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    I've got 13 mixed variety eggs in my homemade bator that are alive! 2 of the 16 viables didn't make it past the first few days and 1 other I think didn't make it past about a week or so but I left it in for now because I'm only 99.9% sure its gone..... I'd die if I opened it and was mistaken. Tonight at 7pm starts day 20, so I hope to see some early pippers. I'll take lots of pics during the hatch to post. Stopped turning yesterday and upped humidity from about 48% to 65%.... Hope all goes well from here, its kinda out of my hands now! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

  2. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

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    [​IMG] Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Happy Hatching!
     
  4. RHewitt

    RHewitt Songster

    Good Luck Ruditchka! The pics would be nice.
     
  5. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Songster

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    Thank You All!
     
  6. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

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    Congrats! I just started day 20 at 8 am today and I am dying to see some wiggling here! [​IMG] The suspense is killing me!
     
  7. Ruditchka

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    Well, I candled the questionable egg again and saw no movement or substantial growth so decided to pick at the shell near the air-cell. As suspected, the embryo died at about day 10(no beak yet). So as of now, 13 of 16 have made it to this point and I can't wait 'til hatch time! The egg-rocking has settled down a lot since yesterday when I removed eggs from turner and placed on screen. I guess they were just moving into position and are about there. There is still an occasional "rocking" and temp/humidity is good for hatch so I'll just have to wait it out! [​IMG]
     

  8. RHewitt

    RHewitt Songster

    Patience Grasshopper...good things will come to those that wait.
     
  9. nhnanna

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