I've just reached Lock-down. Anyone else?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chookcrazy, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Chookcrazy

    Chookcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I just reached lock-down last night. Nine out of the sixteen eggs i put in have made it this far; i just hope that they can get out of their eggs. I am hoping that they will hatch tomorrow night or tonight because i cannot wait any longer. I am only on day 19 but the earlier they hatch the better because I want my little fuzzy buts soooo much. I saw them rocking in their eggs this morning so they should start pipping and zipping soon.
    Does anyone have lock-down now as well. It will be easier to wait if we are waiting with others.
     
  2. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm in lockdown too! just went into it yesterday. what kind of eggs do you have in there? i have 26 eggs (11 BCM, 1 barnyard mix, 14 olive eggs). i'm excited! today is day 19 for me. i put them into lockdown in the middle of day 18....maybe a tad early.
     
  3. Chookcrazy

    Chookcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 1 Ancona, 1 barnevelder , 2 blue orpingtons, 2 wyandottes and 3 silkies. They are all shipped eggs apart from the silkies so I am surprised they have come this far. Last time only 2 of my 12 shipped eggs made it. I'm so excited I can see them all wriggling in their eggs.
     
  4. rgvchicks

    rgvchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello...i went to lockdown yesterday also.....i haver 18 gamefowl eggs......6 Blue Miner/Aseel......6 Silver Duckwing....and 6 Roundheads/Aseel.....started with 24.....18 made it to lockdown......lets see how many come out....[​IMG]
     
  5. Nicolla

    Nicolla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going into lockdown in a few hours!! I'm so excited!! This is my first hatch [​IMG]
     
  6. Chookcrazy

    Chookcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had no pips so far but I can hear little chirps coming out of the incubator. Has anyone else had any progress? I
     
  7. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i can't hear jack-diddly, but then i'm only on day 19. still, i suppose tomorrow i'll be straining my eyes to see the slightest crack and straining my ears to hear the slightest chirp. oh, i'll also be peeping at the bator. i do that all the time when they are close. lol
     
  8. Chookcrazy

    Chookcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay!!!!!!! I came home today to find that two of my eggs have pipped and they are chirping away like crazy. The others are all still shacking and rolling around. I think they really want to come out. I spend way too much time near the bator in lockdown. I think I am a bit impatient.
     
  9. Chookcrazy

    Chookcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Make that three pips. The first two pips havent been doing much is this a bad thing?
     
  10. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't worry about the 2 pips that haven't done much. sometimes they take HOURS from pip to zip. we can't see what's going on in that egg, but there's activity, believe me. the lil' guy/gal is trying to intake the rest of the yolk and also close off all those blood vessels in the membrane. btw, i have ONE pip and i'm on day 20! yea!! woohoo!!!
     

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