I got PIPS! Day 21

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tebs78, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY YAY YAY today is day 18 and the turner was turned off today and humidity turned up to 65%. Should I leave the egg holders in or take them out as its just a flat insert nothing they could get hung up in. Its not raised or anything.

    I candled one final time before the bator is shut until all of them hatch (last night on day 17) and 13 still moving. I left the other 3 in just in case, but it looks like they stopped developing several days ago, smaller than the rest and not moving. So we are approaching *IF* all 13 hatched a 65% hatch rate, which said that way isn't that great, lol. But heck after only having one hatch out Im tickled. I only wanted a dozen anyway!!

    WIsh me luck and send good hatching vibes my way and give me the will to stay the heck out of the bator!!!

    *****************Today is now day 20 and I see a few eggs rocking, no pips that I can see. I don't hear peeping either. Humidity is at 65%.********************************************

    I am staring down the incubator, lol
     
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Good luck on your hatch....I'm on day 19....lots of babies popping out this week! [​IMG]
     
  3. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool Katy, we'll have to wait together, lol. I put mine in on Feb. 1 so its eas to keep track, lol.

    Oh and what and how many do you have in the bator?
     
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  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    6 BLRW and 5 Marans. What do you have in?

    I got to thinking and I guess I'm starting day 20 in about an hour....[​IMG]
     
  5. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    now I am jealous! I wish mine were due to hatch soon!!!! I put mine in at 9am. (Feb 1).

    I have 16 gold-star sex-links. (but like I said only 13 still moving and growing!!) And I did find out from the guy I bought them from he has his RIR roo's in with his RIW hens, so I guess it truely is the sex-links.

    So we shall see by thier color what sex they are. Are females Pullets?
     
  6. Bantymama

    Bantymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im starting day 18 today to. I put mine in on feb. 1st at 7:45 am. I will put mine in the hatcher in the morning. Good luck.
     
  7. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck to you too. What do you have in the bator bantymama?
     
  8. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 19 for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And a couple are already rocking away!!! Can not wait!
    It is just the coolest and you could do this forever and hatches are so neat!!

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    I must demand lots of pics for everyone [​IMG]


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    LOts of fingers and toes crossed for everyone!
     
  9. hart31

    hart31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 18 for me too! 12 spitzhaubens, 4 welsummer crooses, 1 silkie, 1 red phoenix cross, 1 black sumatra, 5 EE's + five others that I think are bad but wasn't sure when I candled last night

    hatcher web cam

    http://farmcam.hobby-site.com/
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would take them out of the turner cups. As they hatch their feet will get caught in all the holes and such. Put a piece of rubber shelf liner down over the wire bottom and lay the eggs out on it. Put the lid on. Boost the humidity to 70%.

    Sit on your hands.

    Good luck! I have less than 2 weeks to go on my hatch!

    Don't forget to show us the pics when they start to hatch!
     

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