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Day 20!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by urbanhomesteader, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The wait is killing me.[​IMG] Will any hatch? How many? How many will live? How many will be roo's? [​IMG] Gosh, one more day to go.[​IMG]
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] Oh my.....I have almost 2 weeks to go....I cant imagine getting down to the wire.....good luck! Let us know!!
     
  3. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are actually due on Easter. This morning I was thinking, "Wow! They must really be coming along!" And then as I counted, it (of course) has only been 4 days. Seems like it's been forever already... it's like waiting for your birthday to come when you were a kid. I'm so jealous you've only got one day left!!!

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  4. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its day 21 and right on schedule I have piping and chirping..[​IMG]

    But it is going to be a long day. I noticed 3 eggs had piped this morning at 4am and now there are about 5 with pip's.
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    One is realy trying to get out. I see it pushing and pushing. I have to really fight the urge to chip away some of the shell to help it out........I know, I know......not a good idea.

    I hope they hatch today. If I have to go to work tomarrow and none have hatched yet I will be a wreak.[​IMG]
     
  5. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! my first baby hatched. I know it has to dry and fluff out first. As soon as its dry does it go in the brooder?


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  7. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    I think you are suppose to move them to the brooder as soon as they dry because they might burn themselves on the 'bator coils, right? I think I remember reading that here somewhere.
     
  8. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also it seems to have a goopy thing attatched to it....the placenta or chick equivelant I assume? Will it fall off on its own? She is thrashing around trying to get her feet under her. Will that harm the others trying to hatch? Should I take her out and dry her myself........[​IMG] I thought I was ready for this...[​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I had a couple hatch with a small part of the yolk unabsorbed, but as they thrashed around, it came off, nothing required on my part. I'd say leave it alone for awhile and see if that happens for you. Leave her in there to dry-if you try to take her out, she could get chilled and die right now. She'll be fine. I had quite a few in there with egg shells and they made out just fine.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2007
  10. Jimagination

    Jimagination Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put some more pics up! Please! How is the first one doing?
     

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