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hatch date today!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by presley, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. presley

    presley Chirping

    Jun 21, 2011
    This is my first hatch. Have 8 BCM eggs and 1 unknown(maybe EE) and I hear chirping in3 of them, so it should be today, right??? If I don't hear chirping in the others, does that mean anything bad, or they are just a litttle behind?

  2. champer

    champer Songster

    Jun 13, 2011
    San Martin, CA
    It's OK! You might not see pipping for quite a while and hatching even longer. Some eggs never give you any signs and then pip and zip in no time. It's really impossible to predict, the only sure thing is that you'll be glued to the window in the incubator! Good luck!
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Right now those eggs should be in "Lockdown" -- in the bator with humidity at 70%.

    I hope you haven't had those eggs out of the bator listening to each one individually!!!
  4. presley

    presley Chirping

    Jun 21, 2011
    I listened one time, on instructions from someone else. Haven't touched them since early this morning. I filled the bottom per instructions that came with incubator a couple days ago, but I don't have any way to measure humidity. Next time I will get one, is it a hydometer? I know my temp is normal. Thanks

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