I cant stand it anymore!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KristaChickenWhisperer, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its day 18 for my five eggs and I called my mom and walked her through setting them up for the hatch. She did everything I told her too and now both of us are dieing with anticipation!!

    Any tips for the first time hatcher on how to calm nerves? I am at college and cant head home until Friday (which IS day 21) and I cant focus on school work! haha!!

    I feel really good about the eggs. Mom candled for the last time last night and all is so far so good!

    I cant stand this waiting game haha! [​IMG]
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    yeah for you! Im on day 5-7 and Im so excited already-I saw 7 heartbeats last night! good luck!!
     
  3. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome! Congrats!! I was so excited when my mom and dad candled on day 7 to see the little black spots [​IMG] My dad took pictures each time they candled and it was amazing to see the little embryos grow each week!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! I just had my 1st hatch Sunday night. Here is a GREAT tip for any newbies.......don't keep your incubator in your bedroom! [​IMG] I did and when my eggs started hatching and peeping at 2 am it was soooooo loud! We had to put it out in the living room....it was so funny!
     
  5. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Haha mine IS in my bedroom but luckily I am away at college!! I am actually making my mom sleep in my room so she can wake up and take pictures if she hears anything!! [​IMG]

    I am going home for a visit this weekend just to watch the hatch!!
     
  6. zoomia

    zoomia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 18 too, and it's TORTURE isn't it? Nothing has pipped, but there's one egg that has a little feather jutting out of it. How weird is that?
     
  7. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Zoomia, they don't have feathers yet. That's probably a little pointy piece of shell, your egg has pipped!
     
  8. zoomia

    zoomia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the weird thing. It IS a feather, or at least a piece of down (if I'm getting terminology wrong--which is very likely) . Just poking out the side. At first I thought it was a really long piece of lint. Strange huh?
     
  9. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update on me:

    Well I failed a math test...which is no surprise seeing Math and I aren't best friends in the first place...but I just cant seem to get myself to focus on any of my school work!

    I have a speech to give tomorrow and I have chosen to give it on my experience in incubating eggs! [​IMG]
     
  10. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It would be down. Which means it pipped. Or craked somehow. Otherwise, there'd be no hole for the down to poke out of. Unless it's something stuck to the outside of the shell and just looks like it's poking through.

    Did it hatch? Or is it too early, still?
     

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