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First 2 pips!!! And now, 1st peep! Updated....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SkeeredChicken, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just saw my 1st 2 pips in my incubator. I couldn't resist the urge to open it and see if anything happened. That's when I snapped this photo on my phone:

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    Last edited: Mar 9, 2007
  2. dogbitesandbeestings

    dogbitesandbeestings Out Of The Brooder

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    How exciting!!! Now don't open it again!! Words of experience!


    What are you hatching?

    Karen
     
  3. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatching Buff Orpingtons. Hopefully they resist the urge to completely hatch intil I get home. I'd like to see the eggs hatch through the picture window [​IMG]
     
  4. Looking good!! Congratulations!!

    (Do I see Button eggs in there [​IMG]

    Lisa
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  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hip Hip Hooray! That is great and take in from someone who agonizes over the last two days, the hard part is yet to come. Good Luck with your hatch.
     
  6. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And now, announcing.... My 1st peep ever, as seen through my bator window!!! Claimed that egg as a throphy [​IMG]

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    Yes, Dipsy, those were Button Quail eggs. Sad thing is that I believe those eggs are dead. I accidentally had the bator they were in unplugged (not sure how long, but the eggs were cold). Not to mention the Hovabator had trouble getting up to temp on 2 cold nights. I'm thinking it was either too cold or the fan I recycled from an old computer not being installed right (either because I didnt use all the bolt holes or needed to close some more). In either case, I may order more eggs before Sunday.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2007
  7. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Such a relief to see those pips [​IMG]....even if they belong to someone else [​IMG]
     
  8. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As an update to the Button Quails [​IMG], I guess, they're alive after all. I pulled one out out of curiousity and opened it up. To my dismay, there was a living chick in there. So if anyone actually reads this, and you're in doubt as to whether or not your eggs are growing....Leave them in the bator until there's no chance they're alive.[​IMG]
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Great job on your hatch...hope the chicks keep coming for you. [​IMG]

    And excellent advice on opening an egg. If you really, really have doubts and want to see, you can candle...or if that doesn't help, only chip a tiny piece of shell from the air (top of the egg) sac. This way if there is a live one in there, you can place a piece of scotch tape on the hole and put it back. Been there, done that. It is very sad to open one by cracking the entire egg and seeing a little life still trying to thrive in there.

    Hang in there..you're doing fine.

    Jody
     
  10. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far, only 1 quail has hatched. Boy that thing is looking lonely. He's trying to sit under the chicks for warmth, but they dont always play that way. Wonder if they see him as more of an annoyance.
     

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