Eggs are Hatching and I'm Stuck at Work!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hatchaholic, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
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    I have 9 RIR eggs in the hatcher right now, and it's day 20. Started off with 12, but 3 were clear/no development. Three pips this morning before I left for work!! [​IMG]

    Work?? Who can thing about work??!!?? [​IMG]

    I sure am gonna miss being glued to the 'bator!

    Bargain, these are the eggs I got from you. Here's hoping for a great hatch!!.. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe you feel sick?!
    go home! [​IMG]
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Stay at work.
    It's easier not to open the bator that way.
    [​IMG] Been there, done that!
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Sounds like great advise.

    Wish I were hatching today. I'm done at 1 and one of my brothers fly's in tonight!
     
  5. lovemychicns

    lovemychicns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are right. I had 4 pips when I left for work yesterday. When I got home I had a lovely surprise. The rest hatched during the night last night. I had 10 BBS Orps in my coolerbater. Had 100% hatch. Keep busy your day will go by fast.



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    Hugs
    Karen
     
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  6. danamillette

    danamillette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    omg....I know if I have to go to work when mine hatch that I will come down with SOMETHING... chicka-hatcha-itus maybe? Actually I am fortunate and can work from home somedays. I hope that is one of them!!!!
     
  7. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Karen - love those pics!! I wasn't so lucky with my last BBS orp hatches. Got 3 from one and 2 from another. I'm not giving up, though!!

    Wegot & Mahonri - that's exactly what I thought!!

    Texas & Dana - yeah, I do feel a little under the weather... [​IMG]

    I'm hatching these for a friend, so hopefully, the bator will be full when I get home tonight. At least I get to check on them at lunch...
     
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I have driven home at lunch to check on eggs.
    And found them to be exactly the same as when I'd left [​IMG]

    I'm going to try and be more restrained in the future.
    As in, getting someone at work to tie me to my desk [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Well, I have to go home at lunch anyway. I have to get lunch for my mother-in-law. Just another one of the daily duties... Anyway, I might as well check the eggs while I'm there, right???

    But, you're probably right. They will most probably still be in the shell, tormenting me. Ha!
     
  10. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I'm starting to think the adage should've been:
    "A watched egg will never hatch."
    It's like they can sense your excitement and want to [​IMG]
     

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