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Day 21....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rooster0209, May 17, 2008.

  1. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    How do you do this? The waiting is killing me.

    I hear an occassional chirp, peck and a few of the eggs wiggle.

    What do I do now? How long does it take? Does it happen fast? slow? [​IMG]

    I may need a drink:lau
  2. DO NOT OPEN THE INCUBATOR!!!! Just sit tight and wait for the pips, you will have babies before long.
  3. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    I know not to open the bator. That part I got....how do I sit tight? That is the part I am having problems with
  4. annrich

    annrich Songster

    May 27, 2007
    Western NY
    Quote:Looks like we are in the same predicament. I am starting day 21 later today.
    Good luck.
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I'm only on Day 12 here and the waits killing me. LOL Good luck with your hatch [​IMG]
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    GO mow the lawn or water the garden........ that'll keep you out of trouble for a little while! [​IMG]
  7. Clark

    Clark In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2008
    Tomorrow is day 21 for us it is very hard to wait,but I'm afraid that I will cut the flowers instead of the grass.Don't know wheather I am scratching my watch or winding my tail,Good Luck,fingers crossed and don"t open that incubator.Ha!.....Clark [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    Only day 19 for me but I have two pips!
  9. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    I went out to burn (I love fire) thought that would take my mind off egg watching.

    I have my 1st pip. [​IMG]
  10. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    Question. This is my first hatch ever!

    How long should it take a chick to free himself from the egg once it has starting piping?

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