Lock 'em down!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Orange Ribbon, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just know everyone has been waiting with great anticipation to hear that I am in lockdown, so.... I'm in lockdown! [​IMG]

    Okay, I know it isn't really that exciting, but I like to write stuff too. [​IMG]

    Got 22 eggs into lockdown today. 3 of them are Speckled Sussex, the rest are mystery eggs just taken out of the egg basket. I have about 7 different breeds of hens running around right now with 2 Barred Rock roosters and an Ameracana rooster, so it's a toss up. I keep the Speckled Sussex separated so I know they are pure bred. I'll be separating the various breeds later on, but this is mainly just a test to see if I can finally get something to hatch since my first try was a disaster. Well, it is also a test to see how my homemade incubator works out. I hope they all make it, but I really, really hope the SS will. [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Cherstin

    Cherstin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! Please keep us posted! I just started three today, so I KNOW that you know how long this wait feels ... [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Good luck and please keep us posted. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. discoveregg

    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm with ya! Locked down on Wednesday and already have a chick tonight...which I need to figure out why she hatched so quickly! No other pips or zips.
    I've got 9 more Dominiques to go plus 10 Cuckoo Marans [​IMG]
     
  6. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The days on this batch went by better than the days of my first try, but yeah, it still seems to take forever. Thanks for the good lucks. Cherstin and discoveregg, I hope all goes well with your hatches too. Give me a shout back here as to how they are doing. [​IMG]
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have had chicks hatch on the day I go into lockdown. I think it is because I store my eggs at room temperature so some my eggs may start to develop before I put them in the incubator.
     
  8. Cherstin

    Cherstin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Will do! [​IMG]
     
  9. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was getting ready to go to bed, but I can't sleep now. The second thing that popped into my mind was, "I got to get on BYC and tell everybody!" I hope somebody reads this. [​IMG]

    A baby chick just chirped inside the egg!!! [​IMG]

    Humidity was getting a little low, so warmed up some water and was pouring it in as quickly as I could when I heard it. At first I thought, "Daggone, there is a mouse in the wall behind the incubator." Then it dawned on me, it is a chick! [​IMG] Oh, man, now I'm excited. I know there is one live one at least. Oh, I sure hope everything comes out okay. Sunday is hatch day. I wonder if one is cheeping if it could hatch early?
     
  10. Sunne73

    Sunne73 Out Of The Brooder

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    I locked down a few eggs myself today, 2 light sussex, 1 delaware, 4 golden laced wyandottes and 1 mystery. I don't hear any chirps but I can see the eggs wiggling around. Good luck :)
     

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