Day 19 A Pip!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Foghorn, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just checked the bator after a bit of cheeping and There it was....A Pip at day 19. [​IMG] Could I be early? Or is it normal to have a pip on day 19. This is my first attempt at hatching. This really is nerve racking, but so exciting.

    After recalculating. I have figured that I did not count the first day as day 1. Therefore I am dead on. Day 21 as of today 4/13/07
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2007
  2. zimmy

    zimmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I have every idea of what you mean. Day 21 for me, two chicks hatched so far (when I swore noone would hatch because of a temp spike!), one little bitty pip!

    Hm... It could happen on day 19, if the temp was too high for some time. Any activity? Or just a single pip? (I had one that pipped before 3;30 am, but didn't hatch till 3:30/4:00)
     
  3. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Sometimes they are in a big rush but are no where near ready to be out in the world. My last day 19 I left for two days. At that point the others were hatching but since that peep was in such a huge hurry it ended up stuck and I had to help it out.
     
  4. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool fog horn. I'm so excited for you.
     
  5. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 pips!
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  6. zimmy

    zimmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!! Keep updating!!
     
  7. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats Foghorn, Zim. Yes, seems to be normal. I had one pip and hatch late day 19. Coul've had the temp in the bator a tad bit high. But it sounds about right.
     
  8. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Alright! [​IMG] How many eggs did you say you had in there?
    I'm so excited to hear how this goes for you so keep us posted!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Mudhen! The incubator has worked flawlessly.

    One Ameraucana has hatched! 5 more eggs have pipped! A couple Silver Laced Wyandottes have pipped. I set 25 eggs. This is ,as you know, my first attempt at hatching, so I am not experienced at candling. I have kept all of the eggs in the incubator, just in case. I didn't want to toss any based on a guess.
    I'm not getting much sleep, thats for sure![​IMG]
    Update
    Hatched: 3 Ameraucana
    Pipped: 3 Ameraucana
    2 SLW
     
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  10. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Foghorn.....woohoo! Thats great!! Can you get pics? Im so eggsited for you. Mine are only on day 7. Ohhhh, the waite is hard....14 days to go! I candled about 5 of the 27....all well on the egg front! LOL Now...waiting..
     

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