day 23-15 chicks hatched ***update

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlisa, May 30, 2008.

  1. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    I have 6 more eggs though and none have pipped. I candled them quickly when I candled my other bator's eggs. At least 4 of them have something moving inside and poking up into the air sac inside. Do I leave them alone totally now, or do I pole a tiny pinhole in the top for oxygen to be able to get in? Do they need help getting out? Agh- I've read too many things about this, but it seems like everyone has a slightly different opinion or experience with it. I don't want them to die and Me not having done anything if I should have.
    Can anyone advise me tonight? Soon?
    Lisa
     
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  2. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    I'm going to bed now- but I did go back and reread alot of the threads...I especially liked Richard's biological explanation of pipping and hatching; so based on that, I'll wait and not do anything tonight...hopefully in the morning, they will have made an external pip or better yet, zipped their ways right out!
    G'night all!
    Lisa
     
  3. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    yay- 1 Buff Orp hatched overnight! I'm glad I didn't touch them!
     
  4. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Conratulations!! [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    Thank you! There's another pip too now...hope that one zips and hatches soon.
    Lisa
     
  6. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    it did!!! just a little while ago- I took pics as it pushed the lid up and off...so cute! Now I just have 4 eggs left and they haven't pipped yet, but I'm still hoping! [​IMG] It's day 22 and 15 out of 19 eggs have hatched into chicks. i had tons of eggs though that were clear or blood rings- bought from Ebay or trades...I wish shipping was less brutal on the eggs!
     
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrads. [​IMG] [​IMG] And don't forget the pictures.
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Very good hatch! I know it's real hard to do nothing, but it's probably the best. Pics?

    Where is Richard's biological explanation? I'd like to read it.
     
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  9. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    Here are pics.... and I found it by searching for the word intervening...I'll go look for it after I load these pics...
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    sorry if there are too many... I go nuts with my camera and wish I had a better one like my son's new one with the macro-zoom- its crystal clear. Mine is less than 2 yrs old. Ugh.
    Lisa
    PS- look for my pics of the button quail on my other thread...called "Update- 14 in all...OMgosh 2 Button Quail just hatched"
     
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  10. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    They are adorable little [​IMG] 's
     

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