I've got a pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Katy, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The first batch of eggs is on day 20 and when I went to check temps and humidities I saw one had pipped. Hopefully I'll have a better hatch than the last one......I had only one hatch!!
     
  2. Country Gal

    Country Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!

    I'm on my first batch in the incubator and the first pip was so exciting! So far, five of my eggs have hatched and I haven't been home or awake to witness any of them. I'm hoping to be able to watch one this weekend...

    Good luck!!!
     
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very exciting!!! Congratulations!!!
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yes....this point in time is always exciting and nerve racking!! This time I put in some of my own eggs along with the shipped ones, so hopefully I won't have one lone chick to deal with!! There's quite a few that have developed, and hopefully they'll make it out ok.
     
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  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The one-chick hatch is such a pain! My last hatch was a one-chicker and he is so spoiled. . . .

    I'm sure you'll have better luck this time, especially since you put some of your own eggs in.
     
  6. chixrme

    chixrme Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Katy- We've had really good luck lately, hope you do too. We have pips and peeps right now as I type this- Buff Orps.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's great, Katy! Hope it's a great hatch.
     
  8. chixrme

    chixrme Out Of The Brooder

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    Just an update since earlier today: one hatchling out! s/he is half buff o and half easter egger.......[​IMG]
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Just got home and checked the incubator. One more has pipped and the first one has the hole a little bigger. I can see her moving in the egg. It's one of my marans eggs. The other is a shipped SLW. I hope in the morning they will have made progress and that others will have started.
     
  10. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey Kathy, I hatched some Buff Orp/EE crosses last year - they were very pretty!!

    Lori
     

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