I have a pip!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kesrchicky16, Jan 12, 2018.

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  1. kesrchicky16

    kesrchicky16 Songster

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    I should soooooo be sleeping but tomorrow (well it's after midnight so today) is hatch day and I was laying I bed (yes stupid me putting the incubator in my bedroom) and I heard a peep. 2:00 first external pip! Hopefully peepy little chick by morning.
     
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  2. featheredplanets

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    Yay! You’ll have to keep us updated :) Sit on your hands!
     
  3. I didn't really sleep last night... I am on the last two eggs (the other two don't seem to be making noise anymore so I don't have hope for those). It is the last ones ones that are scaring me... today is day 23. :( My nerves are shot.
     
  4. kesrchicky16

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    Hands are sat. I even got some sleep! Little fuzzy is still tucked in tight. It has pushed the shell more open and is still "peep"ing.
     
  5. kesrchicky16

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    2 pips! No unzipping yet but I'm off to work for a few hours. Hubby is on pip watch.
     

  6. kesrchicky16

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    3rd pip! Uh oh small end, well middle. Egg is more football shaped but the air cell is on the other side.

    Did I mention I have 31 eggs? I'll give a summary update when I have a fluffy pic.
     
  7. One of mine that developed but died in the shell was in a football shaped egg. I did an egg necropsy and it had no air cell what so ever in it. :( It had not died long before opened it (but it was stiff) but the blood was red enough to tell me that had I gone with my gut and did that sooner, it MAY have lived (or I may have killed it and would feeling pretty crummy right now). It did not die from me assisting. Had it been still alive, it would have bled when I was unhusking the shell. No bleeding....
     
  8. kesrchicky16

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    It has a developed air cell that I marked when I candled at lockdown.
     
  9. kesrchicky16

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    Update. One wet chick, 1 unzipping, 2 pips (1 normal, 1 wrong end)
     

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  10. kesrchicky16

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    Chick 1 mama is a gold laced polish father unknown.
    Chick 2 buff Orpington father unknown.
     

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