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Day 20 and I hear cheeping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ScottyGill, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. i can’t believe we’re here already. I’ve read so much and made my decisions over the past 3 weeks that I have to live with. We have kept a fairly stable 40% humidity adding no water as were very humid here. I’ve now added some and trying to keep it around 70-75%. Were talking literally drops though! now we have our brooder box and food, vitamins, probiotics everything ready. I set them on Thursday morning 3 weeks ago. So tomorrow is D day, maybe?? Tonight I hear cheeping. I am pacing. I am tense. I may be a basket case by the end of this!!!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    This your first hatch? :) It is nerve wrecking and exiting! How many eggs have your set and what breed(s)? Hope it will all go well for you!
     
  3. RyderTheChicken

    RyderTheChicken Songster

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    Yes! That is awesome!
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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    This is the worst part about incubating... The waiting game. :barnie
    Do you have any external tips yet?

    Good luck!
     
  5. UThobbyfarmer

    UThobbyfarmer Crowing

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    Wonderful! I'm so glad you've made it this far. They'll be here before you know it :jumpy:ya
     
  6. Yes first time! If there are external tips they are on the other side I see nothing obvious but I can hear them. I have 9 left out of 12. They are a mix. I have 2 pale blue eggs, one olive green, 2 pale brown and the rest are smaller with darker brown shells. I’ve put a photo of the listing.
     

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  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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    You mean you haven't looked at 'the other side' yet?
    :barnie

    I'd check real quick and if there is a crack on the other side of turn it around...facing the sky...so it's on top of the egg.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Patience and good luck for a successful hatch.
     
  9. Ok. Bring on the advice. I’ve deliberately gone for the higher humidity to allow for meddling but I was scared to touch them. Like I was scared to pick up my new baby for hours :oops:
     
  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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    Candle one in a dark room.
    Just be steady and gentle.

    Shine the light into the air cell and look for the beak.
     

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