I have PiPS!!! UPDATE - New pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Helyro, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Helyro

    Helyro Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow!! Four of eight have a pip! [​IMG] No further progress in any of them since this morning - is that normal?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It's normal, give them time!!...patience...some take 24 hours after they pip the shell....Happy hatching!!
     
  3. Helyro

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    24 hours?? I may not survive this..... LOL!
     
  4. Helyro

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    I can hear them cheeping... !!! How CUTE...

    Wish them luck on getting out of their shells...
     
  5. Helyro

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    I can see a beak!!
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Won't be long now.....its just resting til it zips the shell off [​IMG] ....Fun huh?
     
  7. Helyro

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    Well one just went to town and hatched - what hard work! He is moving around - very clumsily, and chirping like crazy - I'm hoping that's a good sign.

    How long until they get their legs figured out? LOL!

    I'll keep you post and have pics later....
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Thats a good sign and his chirping will help the other chicks in the eggs hatch...Give him a few hours to get his legs under him and for him to dry out...don't open the bator he is fine.....
     
  9. Helyro

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    I know not to open the bator - but how long can this chick stay in there waiting for the others to hatch?

    Thank you,
     
  10. cadman68

    cadman68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can go 2 days without food or water, after that i would be concerned.
     

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