Lock down this afternoon 3 /15 at 4 PM *Last Update*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by StormyMoon, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set them at 4 PM on the 25th so today will be my lock down day wish me luck !

    So far everything has been perfect and I feel this will be a really good hatch....I have only candled once and I won't candle any more even before lock down.
    I use to handle the eggs a lot with my past hatches and had very poor hatch rates so I am going to see if it is better to just leave them be.

    The first 2 weeks went by so fast, and then the last 7 days have been the longest ever!

    I have sat by this LG bator every day when I am not here my daughter gives me a break lol I know it sounds crazy but you know how a LG Bator can swing.
    We watched it closely and only adjusted on nights that were really cool I even monitored with a video cam through the night to see if we had fluxing temps but they held steady.

    So in 3 - 4 days I guess we will see if our hard work has paid off.

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    3/16/11

    * Up Date *

    Video of chick pipping we now have 2 pipping but can only see 1 in the video moving. ( in second video it is me chirping lol but you can hear a chick respond )

    Video # 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kwWG-vyvQk
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    # 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHBh2UBccfE

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    decided to go without the egg cartons last night at midnight ( Last minute )

    First Baby
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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I'm sending good hatching vibes. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll send you good hatching vibes if you'll send me some, too! I have my first pip this morning! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Aww yay Good Chickie hatching vibes being sent your way!!!

    How are they doing now? Any more progress?
     
  6. Long Last Farm

    Long Last Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I just locked down this morning befroe going to work. Can't wait to get home and see what's going on! My first htach! Good luck to you and everybody else on this thread! [​IMG]
     
  7. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good luck to you too Pat , I know it must be hard having to go to work and wait the whole time.

    I would be losing my mind, I am a nervous wreck I keep trying to do everything to keep my mind off the bator till I hear some peeping.
     
  8. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 pips now! But no zipping yet... I'm trying to stay busy. I need to clean house. But I keep looking in the bator!!![​IMG]
     
  9. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did you just start your lock down today?
     
  10. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did you just start your lock down today?

    Lockdown was Sunday evening, hatch day is technically tomorrow.
     

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