Finally got a pip on day 23

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheHeresAmber, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. TheHeresAmber

    TheHeresAmber Just Hatched

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    I'm borrowing my mum's ancient incubator (about to buy my own). I put 11 light sussex eggs in but halfway through the incubation we lost power, so the temp dropped suddenly. We lost 5 from that. Then a few days later we noticed the automatic turner had stopped working. So we had to do that manually. After all of this, I felt like I was going to lose all my eggs. Day 20 and 21 passed. No pips. Day 22. Still nothing. The temps keep fluctuating by a degree or so in the incubator and I was getting so frustrated. Now it's day 23 and finally one of my eggs have pipped and I'm so happy!
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    That's great, and must really make you feel better! All that work and finally chicks hatching! Congrats. [​IMG]
     
  3. TheHeresAmber

    TheHeresAmber Just Hatched

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    I just hope it all goes ok from here
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    So do I! Keep me updated. I'd love to see pictures when your chick(s) hatch. [​IMG]
     
  5. TheHeresAmber

    TheHeresAmber Just Hatched

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    I'll make sure I do that
     
  6. TheHeresAmber

    TheHeresAmber Just Hatched

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    Baby hatched! We got a quick photo and cuddle in while we changed the light bulb in his box [​IMG]

    We have another one who's started hatching too
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Oh he's so cute! Congrats!
     

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