Finally! A sign of life!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by deapot2, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. deapot2

    deapot2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've posted a few times now about my first time trying hatch eggs. I've yet to have one hatch. I've gone through 5 others that were either not fertilized or met untimely deaths. But tonight, when candling the egg laid on 1/19, I heard CHIRPING! I looked and it appears the chick has been able to pip (is that the right word??) into the air cell.

    NOW WHAT???

    How long until she (or he) hopefully hatches??? My 4-year old son and I could not be more excited. We're beside ourselves. Is it too obsessive to go outside and sleep next to the coop - even though it's 15 degrees? Lol.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I expect the little one made some progress by now? Fingers crossed you will have a successful hatch this time!
     
  3. deapot2

    deapot2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes! This morning I have a pip!!! The poor chick has chosen one of the coldest days of the year to be born!!! But praise the Lord, it's on its way!

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  4. murgamurgi

    murgamurgi New Egg

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    My first hatch n I just got my first chick. Two more have pipped but I think that's it out of six eggs. I'm so excited. I have learnt a lot from this website. I'm only getting a 50% hatch rate but being a first time hatchet I'm proud of my self.
     

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