First hatch going into "lockdown" this afternoon...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LaurenM23, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going through my first hatch...started in July. Today is Day 18 and we are set to lockdown this afternoon. I set 18 of Wynette's fabulous Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks in my LG still air with auto turner. All were shipped beautifully and were super clean (though not washed, certainly).

    I had one in particular that I was concerned about. It had what I thought to be slight cracking, but upon candling, it showed no signs of cracking...just a discoloration on the shell perhaps. I candled at Day 7 and all but two or three seemed to be developing. I waited until Day 10 to re-check and confirmed the same. Veins all over the place and even some movement!

    On Day 15, I checked them again...the two I was most concerned with, appeared to have bloodrings. Many others appeared to have stopped dead in their tracks on Day 10, while three others seemed to be chock full o'chick! None were weeping or had any smell, so I chose to leave them all to recheck this afternoon before lockdown. We shall see what this evening's candling brings!
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Keeping My Fingers Crossed For Your Hatch! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. my4ladies

    my4ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! I'm on day 21 now w/ some progress....but MAN, it's been the longest 3 days EVER!!
     
  4. Lesalynn

    Lesalynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Hatching, Lauren!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Oh, and hang in there my4ladies [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the support everyone! The hubby was trying to be helpful and put my eggies into lockdown before I got home yesterday. He had it so well settled (temp dead on and humidity at 64%), that I decided to forego the last candling. I figured it's best to just let nature take its course, rather than disrupt his great balance! So much for checking on them...[​IMG]

    I'll keep y'all updated on any pips!!! *Fingers Crossed*[​IMG]
     
  6. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    [​IMG] Keeping My Finger's Crossed! [​IMG]
     
  8. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a PIP!!!! So far just one, but still super exciting!
     
  9. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everytime I hatch eggs it is so exiting. [​IMG] It never gets old!!!

    good luck!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG!!! The hubby just got home and we have a chick!!! Another has pipped and is moving all over the place. He's so excited he doesn't want to go to sleep (on midnight shift right now)! WOOHOO!!! Can't wait to get home!!!
     

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