DAY 19 & Pipping!!? Update ~ 5 Chicks Hatched out of 7!!! (-=

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicks_N_Horses, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    It is day 19 on my second batch in the bator (fried the first ones) and I looked in with a flashlight earlier and there is a pip!!!!

    Will it make it this early?

    Should I not open the bator at all anymore?
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2009
  2. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA
    Sounds like you are right on time. You should have a good hatch. My eggs always start pipping on the 19th and 20 th day and will be finished hatching on the 21st day. That's the way they are suppose to do.
    Good Luck
     
  3. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Way to go!! Isn't it the best feeling?
     
  4. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best to not open the incubator until they are finished.

    Jim
     
  5. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    LOL There was that brief feeling of doing it right but now it has covered with anxiety!

    I have 3!!!

    3 are pipping. One looked kind of like a crack, like if one had rolled over and knocked the other. But it can't be a crack because I have been keeping a close check on these buggers!

    I am so happy, the ones that are pipping are from my beloved BO hen that someone let out a week or so ago and something got her. I think it was the fox. I was so upset when I found her gone but I still had her eggs in the bator so I have been really hoping to hatch her babies at least...Please Lord, let them hatch!! [​IMG]
     
  6. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Sounds about right, my first hatch I had a few babies by the end of dad 18! And they all were healthy and active!
     
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  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Day 19 is early if they are hatching and not just pipping. Your temps may still be just a tad high and rushed the development. Congrats on your hatch.
     
  8. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    Quote:I have had trouble with this bator with high temps. I have been having to monitor it constantly but I have kept it under 102 at least.

    They are just pipping now, not hatching. There is tiny pecks in the eggs. I can hear chirping when I put my ear to it.

    If they have been rushed a little then will it still produce healthy chicks??
     
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  9. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Yes they should be perfect. Congratulations!!!!
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Way to go on watching the temps! I hope your hatch is fabulous!
     

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