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I have a pip!!! UPDATE WITH PIC!!! ** New updated pics!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NurseNettie, May 21, 2008.

  1. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's right. A pip!! [​IMG]
    Early on, we resigned ourselves to NOT hope for or expect any results from our first hatch. Our very well packed eggs came very battered with 6 broken and 1 cracked out of 15, and although we spent days regulating our still air LG 9200 bator, we've had some wild temp spikes and drops-- so we figured we'd probably just let it be, and probably be throwing away a carton of 8 unhatched eggs about Memorial day. We have candled and seen three eggs that we thought were "possibles"-- still, not getting our hopes up too high..
    Even so, we worked diligently to control the temps ( by covering the bator, or pulling the vent plugs instead of adjusting the thermostat, since we had already spent days getting it to 99.5 wiggler temp- so we let it be), and on day 18 set the eggs up in a carton and raised the humidity)
    And there it is-- on day 20 -- the "clear as day" pip, right on the perfect spot on the egg!! NOW I know what gets you all so excited and addicted.. Even if it doesn't hatch, I KNOW now that we did the best we could and have gotten at least one peep this far, so even with a set of doubtful circumstances, we've got the knowledge we need to pull a hatch through!!
    The down side.... I have to leave for work in 30 minutes for a 4 hour workshop, followed by an 8 hour work shift!!!!!! Hubby will be home, and I might have an hour to run home in between, but I'm not going to be paying much attention to the workshop, that's for sure!!!!!
    Wish us luck!!!!
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2008
  2. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats, so excited for you!!!
     
  3. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck, and come on out chicky!!!
     
  4. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks folks!! I had to add some water to the bator, so I "peep peeped" at the egg and told her "come on out peep---we're rooting for you!" I hope she listens ( we want "she's", lol)
     
  5. shelley

    shelley Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck, im just waiting too can hear peeping but cant see the pip think it must be out of view.

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  6. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't hear any peeps- or I don't think I do. We have chicks, too, so they're peeping in the background. There's a second big pip next to the little pip, but no zipping- I just came home for lunch, and won't be back til 10pm tonite. O the agony!!
     
  7. ChelleEnchanted

    ChelleEnchanted Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck!

    Come on little girl! [​IMG]
     
  8. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had peeping this morning and a pip - I've been at work all day and I want to know what is going on - it is killing me!!!! I'm leaving at 2:15 (on the dot today) so I can rush home and see

    Louella
     
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  10. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] good luck [​IMG]
     
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