First Hatch Due On New Year's Day... Questions...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by slickchik, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. slickchik

    slickchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I set 12 jersey giant eggs on Dec 11 at 4:45pm... I am in lockdown and I would expect hatching on New Years Day since that will be 21 days. I have been watching the eggs and I have seen a few move, I've heard one peeping...

    Is it too soon to expect a pip or more peeping?

    I have never done this before and I don't know what to expect but the wait is KILLING ME!!

    It will be 20 full days at 4:45pm today... what should I be seeing and hearing by now?

    Thanks!!!

    I love this... it is so exciting...
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Peeping is good. You may get some pips today. Sometimes they start on day 20. Sounds like u did a good job!
     
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    Congratulations

    Your Going to have Fuzzy Butts!

    they can take up to day 24 to actually hatch, Patience is the key here!
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I set mine at Noon on Dec. 11th.

    Go to our New Years Day hatch thread to see pics.

    Out of 47 eggs at lockdown, I have one hatched and one pipped.... The hatched one took exactly 20 days to the minute!
     
  5. slickchik

    slickchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For crying out loud... there is not much happening over here. Occasional peeping but nothing else.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Gets discouraging doesn't it.
     
  7. slickchik

    slickchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I keep telling myself that I am starting day 21 in about an hour... they still need more time.
     
  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    You hear peeping. That is good! You know there is life in there. Just be patient, they will come! [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yeah, they don't typically follow our "hurry up & hatch" schedule. Patience, my dear. They're coming, in their own sweet time. Good luck to you! [​IMG]
     
  10. Barry

    Barry Chillin' With My Peeps

    You said you were expecting them to hatch New Years Day! It is still New Years Eve where I live.
    Go out and party and then go home to bed.
    In the morning when you wake up you will probably find that all is well and you have hatched a lot of chicks.
    I always had the best luck when I was not watching.
     

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