First Pip! *UPDATE w/PICS* 7 Hatched!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AccidentalFarm, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! This is my first time to incubate eggs so I really didn't expect to have any success with it, but I finally have a pip! It's only day 18/19, so I really wasn't expecting anything to happen yet and I just moved the eggs into the hatcher this morning (apparently just in time!)
    I have another egg rocking and rolling and making a ton of noise, slight movements from another and nothing from the rest.

    This is so exciting! Hopefully this little egg won't make me wait 24 hours to see him/her!
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2007
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Congrats it is exciting isn't it? My daughter & me sat up to midnight watching our hatch the other night.
     
  3. slaphappykitten

    slaphappykitten Out Of The Brooder

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    this is my first try also, hope i have your luck!
     
  4. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    How eggciting... [​IMG] LOL
    best wishes for a great hatch. Oh yeah, must post us some pics [​IMG]
    Miriam
     
  5. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all-

    Does anyone know the average pip to zip time? I know it could be 8-24 hrs or so between pip and complete hatch, is it the same?
    At this point there is no change from my first post.
     
  6. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I woke up this morning to a cute little White Crested Black Polish chick bulldozing all the other eggs in the bator! [​IMG]
    We've since watched another chick (mixed breed freebie egg) hatch and have, I think, 2 more pipped! YAY!!!
    2 down- 2 on the way- and 33 to go!
     
  7. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    AF you rock mate! Where did you source the eggs and what kinds did you get?

    aran
     
  8. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    sorry for my question here-but what is "pipped?" I have a broody hen on 5 or6 eggs now and its about 7 days so far. Will I see anything except little chicks or rotten eggs later? I don't know what pip means. Sorry.
    Lisa
     
  9. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    chickenlisa, it's alright, it's all a learning thing... [​IMG]
    Pipping is when the baby chic is first starting to crack the shell. If I remember right, they start on the rounded end of the egg & break open the shell. It's so cool to watch,quite amazing. [​IMG]
    It takes 21 days to hatch, but ya could have some early birds [​IMG]
    AccidentalFarm, keep us posted. Good luck & try to get some rest. [​IMG]
    Miriam
     
  10. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    Thanks-if a mama hen is sitting on them, will we get to see any of that? Does she stay on them at that point? If sh'e very grouchy now, will she be then and with her chicks after they hatch? We'd love to be able to hold them and see them if she lets us.
    Lisa
    PS-AF- I'd love to see pix of yours once you have them too.
     

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