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Day 19 and I am waiting with baited breath!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lisab, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Lisab

    Lisab Out Of The Brooder

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    Today is day 19...this has been a bumpy ride with my poor eggs!
    I got 18 cochin frizzle eggs off ebay...guy had a great rap of positives attached to him and lots saying 'great hatch' etc. So, I'm pretty sure the eggs are good.

    First I dealt with temps going up and down...never about 103 and down to 97 at lowest.

    Then we had the nor easter come through and knock off the power....how long?? I don't know. But when I woke, the power was back on, it had gone out in the night and the temps were down to 97 [​IMG] in the incubator...by then I'd found a great thermometer that also reads humidity.

    Humidity was kept between 57 and 60% the whole time.

    Now, last night I shut off the auto turner and put all the eggs as quick as I could onto the wire rack. The temp fell to 95 and over night only rose to 97.8!!!! :| What the heck?? I just upped the temp and waiting to see how far up it will go.

    Do you thnk they will hatch?????

    Lisa
     
  2. Lisab

    Lisab Out Of The Brooder

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    bump
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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2007
  3. Mama Bird

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    ive had my incubator go up to 110 and 3 out of 20 survived, it think you have a good chance. keep us updated. ~ mama bird ~
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Lisa...I know the feeling...I too am on day 19...due on Thursday. Ohhh, the anxiety of it all!! I have...26 in mine.. [​IMG] From my own flock of RIR/mix...EE ( that insist on laying pink eggs, not blue or green) and one white little....something or other. Nothing yes...just nerves. My first hatch didnt make..so this is my second try [​IMG] I just want to whitness the miracle! GOOD LUCK on your hatch...everything should be fine...but with the low temps....they might go another day or two. Have faith!
     
  5. Lisab

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    This is our second too. We divided the last batch up 10 stayed here and 5 went to my classroom of preschoolers. Nothing hatched from the school batch and only one porcelain d'uccle came from the 10 at home.

    This is a batch of 18 batam frizzle cochins...I want a white one in the worst way! they are a mix of colors I was told.

    I keep peeking in the window while holding my breath hoping to hear a peed or see a pip![​IMG]

    Lisa
     
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    LisaB.....I too will sit...and just listen. Nothing yet! My bator is right next to my chair...I just want this to work sooo badly. I want to hear them like everyone says they have. Im just not sure I will be able to. SIGH! come on babies!!
     
  7. Lisab

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    Today is Day 20....no noise, no moving eggies........ Went to bed with temps right at 100 and humidity 70%, woke to temps 97.8 and humidity at 68%...what the heck? Did the eggs die you think??? Shouldn't they be putting out more body heat or something???? The not knowing is killing me![​IMG]

    Lisa
     
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Lisa....I had almost the saem situation when I got up...UGH!! WHAT THE HECK!? ok, calm.....awwwwwmmmmmm....meditateing... [​IMG] I feel like a kid waiting on Christmas morning! [​IMG]
     
  9. Lisab

    Lisab Out Of The Brooder

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    Sung to "Daisy Daisy"

    waiting, waiting
    waiting is not much fun
    I'm just waiting
    even for only one

    I peek each and every hour
    tried listening
    while in the shower
    if these eggs would hatch
    I'd have a batch
    of the best little chickies in town

    This is my theme song....

    pacing with a mantra too... I will NOT lift the lid, I will NOT lift the lid....

    Lisa...how are you doing??????

    Lisab
     
  10. Lisab

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    going loooopy [​IMG]
     

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