day 20, first timer

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by midoris, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. midoris

    midoris In the Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new here and I'm hatching eggs for the first time.

    We've got 10 in the bator and I can see movement in the 2 I candled today. I know I should just leave them alone, but no peeps or rocking had me worried... Somehow I can't believe we're actually going to have chicks in the next couple of days! I feel silly being so excited over a project I started for my 9 year old.
     

  2. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Songster

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    [​IMG] ur gona be a hatchaholic lol

    oh yeah welcome to the board
     
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  3. midoris

    midoris In the Brooder

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    I've actually spent the last 30 minutes trying to figure out how to set up a webcam. My brother is only in town until Saturday, so we have to go be sociable. But the EGGS are supposed to be HATCHING tomorrow! I'm a terrible sister, aren't I...

    I think I can do it, and then I can have my hatch and my brother too
     
  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Not a terrible sister. I felt the same way when I had to go visit family on day 18-19. On a good note I wasn't messing with the incubator while I was gone. [​IMG]

    Welcome to the hatching club...I mean BYC! [​IMG]

    Tonya
     
  5. slyfoxpeeps

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    I just had my first hatch the weekend before Christmas, I was a nervous wreck too! I had to go out of state for a family Christmas the day they were due, but luckily they had started to come early and I had a friend who we call the "chicken rancher" come and check them twice. When I left I had 1 that had pipped but nothing for hours. I had read to leave them alone, so I did. When she came to check the second time she cracked him out. it was so dried out that it has a bad leg, but if I had been the one home I don't think it would have made it. So I'm glad I had to go out of town. I call that one gimp, but it gets around fine.
    Oh, the "Chicken Rancher" has never incubated eggs, no experience at all with hatching. [​IMG]
     
  6. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

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    Good luck on your hatch. Before you know it you will have fluffy butts running all over the inside of your bator. [​IMG]
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Bet of luck - what are you hatching? We all look forward to seeing pics!! Oh, welcome to BYC!
     

  8. midoris

    midoris In the Brooder

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    we got a dozen silkie eggs off of ebay and 10 of them seem to be on track for hatching!
    I'm a little concerned about the air cells being very different sizes, I tried to ensure the humidity was right, but some of the cells are way too small while others seem a little large. I'm already daydreaming about upgrading the bator with forced air and an automatic turner... arg
     
  9. midoris

    midoris In the Brooder

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    this is the picture my daughter and I have been watching for the last couple of hours...
    [​IMG]

    if it wasn't for the tapping noise I'd swear it was just a static picture instead of a web cam
     

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