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

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

  1. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    Northern Maine
    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
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    Congrats, so excited for you!!!
  3. MaryT

    MaryT Songster

    May 5, 2008
    good luck, and come on out chicky!!!
  4. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    Northern Maine
    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 In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2008
    Oxfordshire UK
    Good luck, im just waiting too can hear peeping but cant see the pip think it must be out of view.

  6. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    Northern Maine
    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 In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    Good luck!

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

    Grindlefamily Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Fairfield, ME
    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

  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

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

    annrich Songster

    May 27, 2007
    Western NY
    [​IMG] good luck [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 21, 2008

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