First pip of first ever incubated eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sarahandbray, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 19 and our first pip!! Of course, noticed by my husband while I was out with my daughter. Send me pics and got to gloat!!!
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    Wish me luck! Will not assist. Will be patient. A watched egg never hatched. :)
    Sarah
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  2. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exciting!! Have fun!! If you have any questions, be sure to ask!!
     
  3. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will! Thanks!!
    So far so good. 3 pipped, others rolling around. I set them on a Tuesday between 9am-noon. I didn't expect we would see anything until tomorrow mid-day at the earliest! This is cool!
    And the cheeping from INSIDE the egg is loud! Loud enough to record!
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    My last hatch a good share of mine pipped on day 19, but none actually hatched until early day 20 and they were finished by 21. It was so much better than waiting and wondering...lol
     
  5. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh, thanks!!! When I set them, i was hoping they would hatch today since I don't teach today. But I didn't count the day I set them as day 0, as I should have. Once I figured that out, the due date moved to tomorrow (of course, while I'm teaching!).
    Hoping some come today!!!
    6am and 10/33 have pipped, that I can tell. More cheeping!!!
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You should have some hatching today seeing as how they pipped yesterday. They are usually out w/in 24 hours. Good luck!! Hope you get some soon!
     
  7. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 so far at 2:00!!! Started hatching at 6:40am and I got the first egg on Video, start to finish!!! My friends on Facebook LOVED it (it's sort of narrated by my 9-year-old son, which is funny!)
    4 yellow, 2 Buff, 1 black. All heavy layer backyard mutts from purebred chickens. Super cute!!
     
  8. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity shot up, as expected, from 60-65% up to 74%. Is that ok? I have the little red plug in. Should I take that out? Everyone seems ok.
    8 hatched, 10 more pipped. Due date was noon tomorrow!!! So exciting since I have today off to watch them hatch!
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  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Congrats! Yes the humidity is ok. I actually up my humidity to 75% when I go into lockdown. Yes, the vents should be open at this point so they get fresh air. All of mine are barnyard mixes and I love them! They are so much more fun to hatch than pure breds in my opinion because you don't know what you are going to get or what they are going to grow up to look like.
     
  10. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your hatch, sounds like it is going well :D Humidity sounds good, don't worry :)
     

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