I have a pip, YeeHaw!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicks rule, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't have much luck with my first try at incubating, but, I have two broodies, one on ten eggs and one on five eggs and today when they got off their nest I thought I would go sneak a peek and one of the eggs was peeping, too cool. Went out awhile later and it has a pip, so I should have some little ones soon.
     
  2. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Congratulations!!!! Don't give up with the incubation, it's too cool to do but I know it's disappointing when they don't hatch.

    We want to see pics.

    jackie
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes! Bobbie, don't give up! I know you can do it better next time now that you have a feel for the bator and candling. And you know where you can get some eggs, right?
     
  4. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Jackie, I was quite disappointed when I failed on my first try, these hens must have known that because they both went broody on me, lol I am hoping for a little fluffy butt my morning, you don't know how bad I want to go check again tonight, lol

    Cyn, I bought some Delaware eggs off of ebay should be here tomorrow, so I will be ready for some more of your eggs in about 21 days, hint, hint, lol

    A question I have about the babies, should I leave them with the momma's or maybe bring them in seeing as how it will be getting colder? Thought about bringing the eggs in and finishing them in the bator so the grandkids could maybe see them hatch, tell me what you think.
     
  5. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I would leave the eggs with momma as she is the best hatcher you could find. Is there anyway you could bring chicks momma and all inside? Maybe you oculd make them thier own space.
     
  6. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    When I have hatched chicks under a broody hen, I would bring the chicks to the house to a brooder after they hatch. Of course my hens pick the worse place to go broody, never in a nest box.

    We want to see pics!

    jackie
     
  7. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a baby this morning and three more are pipped, yea [​IMG] [​IMG]

    One has a pretty good hole pipped but the membrane seems dry should I help????
     
  8. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Number two is here[​IMG], I helped number three out [​IMG]and it is in the bator now. I figure I will let it dry and put back with momma,
     
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Glad you finally got some chickies, Bobbie!
     
  10. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have eight babies now, two eggs to go under this hen, Five eggs under the other broody nothing out of them yet, but, she is week or so behind the first hen. Myself and the grandkids are all so excited.
     

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