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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by krcote, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the ability to wait 20 and 1/2 more days for my very first hatch! I set 37 of my own barn yard mutt eggs last night and was up every hour checking them temp and fretting! This is going to be a long 3 weeks.
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    The longest day will be the last one!
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I'm in the same boat. Mine went in at 10pm. I had a flashlight by the bed so I could check the remote thermometers without waking up DH.

    Kids are out of school today, and I've already called to have them read off the #'s. A little on the cool side but I don't want anyone tweaking it unless it dips lower.

    Sheesh. 20.5 more days. Dontcha love it??? [​IMG]
     
  4. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking, what the heck happens if I'm at work when they start to hatch!?!?!?!!? I couldn't bear it if I missed it!
     
  5. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

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    OOOOOOOOOOO NELLLLLLIE... You are in for a LOOOOOOOOOONG 3 weeks.
    Huge Hugs. Just prepare for your next hatch, cuz lemme tell ya, it will never stop......
     
  6. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    With 37 eggs something should hatch while you are home [​IMG] Good luck!!
     
  7. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh, I know it's already so addicting! I was thinking of hatching my meat birds instead of getting day-olds just for the fun of it [​IMG]
     
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:It takes HOURS. You won't miss as much as you think.

    I've rushed home for lunch before, expecting to be greeting by the faces I heard peeping 4 hours before, only to find they had partially zipped but still weren't done.

    Still I'm [​IMG] that mine hatch on the weekend!
     
  9. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geesh! I don't know how you all survive the stress.... repeatedly! I'll be grey in another few days I swear [​IMG]
     
  10. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    It's my favorite form of stress, and makes the less enjoyable stressors disappear.
     

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