Eggs are starting to pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenCrazy01, May 3, 2011.

  1. ChickenCrazy01

    ChickenCrazy01 Out Of The Brooder

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    We went on lockdown last night and I got up to one egg pipped this morning and this evening the little one has been working but not quite zipped yet. I just noticed that the second egg pipped this evening. I haven't opened the incubator but can see through the window. The third egg I am not sure about but put it on lock down anyway. We are on day 19 today so I will give the egg until Sunday or Monday before I pull it. I will only have 2 maybe 3 chicks for the brooder will that be enough little ones or will I need to get a few more chicks for them?
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    As long as you at least have two that should be fine. They need a buddy!

    Resist the urge to open the bator!!!
     
  3. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats great! I hope they all hatch for you!
     
  4. ChickenCrazy01

    ChickenCrazy01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the replies. The urge to open the incubator and "help" is killing me but I just watch through the window. My humidity is around 78-80 but the egg is still just pipped and it has been over 24 hours so I am starting to worry. The chick still chirps and moves some but not as much this morning unless little chickie is just resting. I will sit on my hands and let nature takes it course.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2011

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