HELP! Hatched! PICS...A little advise please! was: My first PIP EVER!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pnp4kidz, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jazzed!!!

    I have a pip!!!!!!!!
    just one little teeny flick of egg shell is flipped out... . but that is a pip, right???

    and one other egg seems to be trying to climb over the others! it is turned itself so the fat end is up on the edge of the carton top...
    it won't roll OUT will it?

    I can't WAIT to get home from work tonight![​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  2. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Congrats! Hopefully the rowdy egg will stay in it's space. [​IMG]
  3. emandmikey

    emandmikey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    Wake Forest, NC
    What day are you on - and what kinds of chickies?? I'm hoping to see a pip soon too, but I'm on day 19!!!
  4. IcedMochaChick

    IcedMochaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Yay! Congratulations! [​IMG] It's exciting, isn't it? I have a pip this morning, too. I just love watching them hatch. [​IMG]
  5. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got home tonight late, but found it zipped!!!
    YIPEE!! and it was a rocking and a rolling and you could see little chickie pecking and pushing...
    then POP!
    OUT it came!
    My kids and sis and I all right there!

    way WAY cool!!!

    we watched and watched and laughed and had a blast!

    Then, I ran to the garage to set up the brooder!
    that was tonights job!

    I'm only on Day 19 I think...
    I set them on a Friday am at 6 or 7, am...

    and this is Wednesday... it was nothing Tuesday night, and pipped by 6 this am... so two days early?
    and hatched one day early..

    it looks good, but it is WAY to feisty!
    it was in the carton lid, and it kept hopping out of it and into the turner below! argh!
    so, not knowing what to do and not wanting to find it squished in the turner (which is turning the other dozen for next friday) I put it in the brooder... it's lonely! and peeping away, when it's not sleeping...
    it's 100 degrees in there, but only 25 % humidity...
    it was dry, but not fluffy yet, and the umbilical stuff was hanging on... will it be ok???

    oh god tell me yes!!! pics are coming.

    oh, and one more is pipped!!!
    this is awsome!
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  6. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!! I had my first ever pip yesterday too!!! The little guy is still working his way out though.[​IMG] You have to post pics soon so we can see the little one!![​IMG]
  7. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    this is what we saw when we got home... all Zipped!!!



    pop, the top came off!!!

    but then he kept jumping out of his safe box, and getting in the turner...
    so, I plucked him out...


    and ran him to the brooder...
    which is 100 degrees.
    on paper towels... dipped his beak.
    is he going to be ok?
    I know he looks wet but he's dry... just not fluffy...

    did I hurt him???
    what should I do with others who do this too?
    here he is in the brooder... all alone...


  8. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well you could put a little stuffed animal in there with him until he has some snuggle buddies!![​IMG]
  9. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, I have a beanie baby elephant on my dresser that I'll put in there...

    the stuff says to not take them out of the bator for a day tho...
    why? did I hurt him?

    it also says do NOT open the bator during hatch...
    also, why? did I hurt him or the others?
    I had to open the clear lids to wet sponges tonight again too...
    they dry out fast...

    argh. I worry too much...
  10. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not really sure about everything--I'm a newbie too!! I think leaving them inside the bator is just to insure they dry off thoroughly--and not opening the bator during hatch is for temp and humidity, it is supposed to stay as regulated as possible. I worry alot too---I had my own post today about how long they should take to hatch cause I've got a slow one!!![​IMG]

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