I have pipping!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wmsmith09, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. wmsmith09

    wmsmith09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have 4 Lavender Silkie eggs (had 7 three weren't fertelized or died before begining to form) and one is chirping and pipping [​IMG] and I'm so excited [​IMG] , this is my first chick since the last batch of eggs I had a month ago. [​IMG] I was so worried it wouldn't hatch, because about 5 days ago we had a storm and the electric went out (it's in an incubator) It went out for 3-4 hours and the temp dropped quite abit. So everyone cross your fingers that this little one and the others hatch. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Weeeeee [​IMG]
     
  3. crazypetlady

    crazypetlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah!!!!!Happy hatching. I haven't hatched for 7 weeks now I'm having withdrawls..........
     
  4. wmsmith09

    wmsmith09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's addictive, I love seeing them hatch!
     
  5. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do u guys do when ur chicks hatch from the incubator coz i am more traditional and i let the broody take care of them do u have to do wat she would normally do ???? wats ur strategy
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  7. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how exciteing! I just love hatch day!
     
  8. wmsmith09

    wmsmith09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I made my own brooder, which has high edges and a top, so when they learn they can jump and fly they do not do it out of it. It has a heat lamp which keeps them warm and I keep their food and water close by. And there is always an area where they can go to cool off if they get to warm. I also try to handle them everyday so that they are well socialized, I am the first person they see and the first to hold and talk to them. I am officially a mother of chickens... and I love them [​IMG]
     
  9. wmsmith09

    wmsmith09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see a beak!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. wmsmith09

    wmsmith09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And finally a tiny little chick. [​IMG] [​IMG] But I haven't seen any pipping on the others, which makes me worried. [​IMG] Granted I can't see all sides of the eggs, but I haven't heard any chirping either. I hope they're okay. [​IMG]
     

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