How do you pass the time?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mrs_woodguy, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. mrs_woodguy

    mrs_woodguy In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2010
    My first set of eggs has just pipped. Only two of them, naturally under the cutest little hen. So how do I stay away and not keep peeking for the chick? This is possiblythe hardest thing I have ever had to do (at least in a very long time). This is worse than waiting for the ketchup to get out of the glass bottle..... time is just standing still.
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    Some things just test your moral character.
  3. pkw

    pkw Songster

    May 14, 2010
    North Edwards, CA
    Yesterday mine starting hatching (like early morning hours before I even got up) and I got up fed the chickens and gave them water and my husband and daughter left. So after they left there was a lot of yard work to do. I had to mow the weeds and weed eat. By the time I got done I went to check on the other chickens again and then I was so tired. Came in and there was lots of chicks born in the mean time. I got on BYC. Kept me away from the incubators. I had 50 eggs go into lockdown and am now down to 18 left with one more soon to hatch out. Mine wasn't really due to hatch until today or tomorrow but this has been a great weekend.

    I hope you have a great hatch too. Today to pass time off I am doing housework.
  4. mrs_woodguy

    mrs_woodguy In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2010
    I have cleaned the bathroom, done some laundry gone to the grocery store and filled my car up with gas.... this is driving me crazy. I am so excited I can't stand it.
  5. youngbiddy

    youngbiddy Songster

    Aug 2, 2009
    North Carolina
    You filled your car up with gas? How did you drive home with only one arm and leg?
  6. chickpeaz

    chickpeaz Songster

    May 26, 2009
    Central PA
    [​IMG] eggs haven't even ARRIVED yet. I won't be setting them till probably Thursday. I have nearly a MONTH to get through.

    I need another hobby, one that provides a little more instant gratification. [​IMG]
  7. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Quote:She kept the right one and doesn't drive a stick. [​IMG]

    It's really getting to be something else.
  8. Lorije1

    Lorije1 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010

    I have posted more in the last 18 hours on BYC, SS, and my FB account than I have in ages! (the bator is next to the computer). I researched rabbits and read about my county extension office workshops. I had to drag myself away at 2am to get some sleep, but i was back at 6.

    I need another hobby, one that provides a little more instant gratification.

    ditto x 100​
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Two things: Visit BYC, and have chicks already in the brooder(s) from earlier hatches, so I can go spend time with them! (Time passes pretty quickly with little cheepers to admire and/or with which to play.)

    Fallback options: Go to Starbucks for an hour or two, to drink coffee and read the Kindle, or to log onto BYC to pass some more time.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011
  10. mrs_woodguy

    mrs_woodguy In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2010
    The fill up with gas was eased by the fact I spent a fortune at the local grocery store and actually got 50 cents off each gallon of gas. Which made the gas almost close to just regular expensive.. not the crazy have they lost their mind expensive that it is normally. Starbucks delivered and consumed, dinner fixed, eaten and cleaned up.. and still I wait. I hear it can take up to 24 hours I am not sure I can take the wait. This has been an incredibly long day. Maybe if I go to sleep in the morning all will be well. Here's hoping.

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