Is hatching eggs supposed to hurt? IBW day 20!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cherndon712, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    LOL...I'm on day 20 with Jody's BO eggs...I've had 4 people SWEAR they saw some rocking...So I stared so long I got a headache...And STILL didn't see anything!!
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2008
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Yes it is. at least it does for me!
  3. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    Well I was watching (again), bent over the incubator...Went to stand up and couldn't!! I have a sore back and hips now to go with my headache!!
  4. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    you better let them hatch before you put yourself in the hospital lol [​IMG]
  5. Good luck!
    Try not to give yourself a headache!

  6. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    I was doing good, keeping busy, but people kept telling me they saw movement!! I couldn't help it, i had to look! Think they're shy?!
  7. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Hatching eggs is one of the hardest things I've done in a long time. I was SO tired at the end of each day. Still I'd get up 2 or three times a night to check on them. It was like a 2.5 day ordeal there at the last.
  8. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    I was up till midnight last night, up at 6 this AM, and checking them every hour...Not even a PIP yet!! It's worse than labor, that's for sure!!
  9. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    I'm starting to worry...I wish I could hear peeping or SOMETHING!! After that bad hatch with my quail...I kept the temp between 98-101 and humidity at 40-45...They LOOK developed...Maybe I'm just jumping the gun...But my 7 year old and 3 year old will be SO disappointed!
  10. lady chicken whisperer

    lady chicken whisperer Songster

    Aug 8, 2007
    oh my god if your on day 20 your humidity needs to be at least 70%. If you have kept it that low your chicks might have trouble getting out of the egg, it will make the egg too hard to break through.

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