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Hatching (help)!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by frankie5316, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Hi frankie,

    He is probably resting.

    whats your humidity at?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's not unusual, frankie. Dont panic. They often pip then take a very long nap, sometimes even 24 hours.
     
  3. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o. ok! thanks guys![​IMG] this is my first time hatching eggs and its soo stressfull just waiting for the chicks. do any of you know if its bad to help them out? i dnt think i wil but im just wondering
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    You have to be careful doing that. you will let out the humidity and the other chicks will get stuck. Also the draft my kill the one you are helping out of the shell. Just keep checking every half hour or so
     
  5. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thank you so much! i was probly gonna go crazy haha. this website is the best. thank you very much. i was so surprized because, for such a larcge egg,the chick is so little!
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I know how ya feel. I am always scared or worried none will make it. isnt it a miracle to see an egg hatch. all it was, was just a egg yolk and egg white. 21 days later its a cute little chick. its so cool to see a miracle happen
     
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  7. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes i know. I love these kinds of things! and its just so exciting when the eggs are moving and rolling back and forth in the incubator. I can tell its alot of hard work for the chick especially because its breathing so hard
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I am doing my first batch of duck eggs. I am so used to chicken eggs. Today is day one and I got 27 days left. Now isnt that torture or what? anyway keep us updated on that chick and the other eggs. Lots of luck to you
     
  9. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thank you so much, you were alot of help. when they hatch i will post pictures. good luck on your duck eggs! i was planning on hatching a duck egg also, but only one.haha. thanks so much. ill post pictures tomorrow, bye
     

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