I need a quick reminder, first chick hatching half out of shell!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CDennis, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I work shift work (just woke up) and there is a adorable BCM half out of its shell. Also another Banty w/ the top of the egg off and some movement. Its technically day 20. I do nothing right? Just sit on my hands. When its out of its shell I still do nothing right? It can live for 72 hours w/ out food or water after 72 then I may have to intervene. Correct me if I am wrong on any of this because seeing this little guy got me all flustered!
     
  2. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Step away from the bator!!!!!!!! LOL

    Goddess [​IMG]
     
  3. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can't!!! Now two more are hatching. Simply amazing. Maybe my temps were high I didn't expect them till tomorrow.
     
  4. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
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    Goddess [​IMG]
     
  5. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Next hatch, I need to put a comfy lazy boy chair next to the bator all this time on my knees with my face up against it is making me feel old! 3 out, 2 more w/ cracks (are those zips or pips...I'm still not sure on that stuff) [​IMG]
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Pips are the first crack to make a hole. Zipping is the circular line chipped away from the pip, around the eggshell.
     
  7. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks, then I have 3 more pips and no more zips currently.
     
  8. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband and I love watching chicks hatch. Comfy chairs are always a good idea.
     
  9. Sootsie

    Sootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats on you hatch looking forward to pics [​IMG]
     
  10. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm right there with you. Have eggs that have pipped, but nothing else yet. Boy do my knees hurt, lol. I have had to tie my hands up so I don't open the bator! Good luck to you. (Now, back to my bator)[​IMG]
     

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