Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kinnip, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    All do, no think. Sometimes that's great, but when it comes to incubating eggs, there has to be a little compunction. The BF has been steadily feeding eggs into the incubator and I'm very pleased about that. Waiting for the eggs to finish seems to be a problem for him. He's helped a couple out of their shells with success and now he wants to help all of them. He keeps asking how long it takes from pipping to hatch. All I can say is that it takes as long as it takes. If they have a hole to breathe through, WAIT, it will happen. If it doesn't happen, there's a reason, and it's not just because you didn't help. We had one turkey die in the egg yesterday and this morning he's trying to help one that started pipping sometime in the night on Sat. He finally stopped because it started bleeding. Way to go Dr. Doolittle. [​IMG]

  2. turtleblossom

    turtleblossom Songster

    Jun 8, 2008
    At least your man will admit to loving chickies! How did you do that? My hubby groans and rolls his eyes when I mention a poultry show road trip, but then we get there and he is all smiles, wanting to pet the silkies.
  3. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    I tend to be more of a think than a doer.

    I'm good at coming up with good ideas, but suck at actually putting them into action. Tedious minutia burns my interest like a bale of hay soaked in kerosene.
  4. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Oh any duck tape? Sounds like you'll need to tape his hands together stat!
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    i agree tell him up to 48 hours from pip to hatch and keep him away, everytime he opens the bator he is causing the humidity to go down.
  6. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    He didn't start out loving the chickens. Watching them pop out of the shell, however, turned him into a confirmed, if impatient, hatchaholic.

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