Lockdown day for my hatch but should I wait a day or two

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tonstevens, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. tonstevens

    tonstevens Out Of The Brooder

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    Today is day 18 for my hatch but some of my chicks are aren't filling up the egg should I give them a couple more days before having lockdown this is my first hatch and nerves
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    you can go ahead with lock down. the dangers of the chick sticking to the shell is past. did they all candle good? nerves are terrible dont matter if its the first time or the 100th.
     
  3. tonstevens

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    I have a couple I'm not sure about but it's hard to see threw the shell so I just left them the others I could see veins and a little but of movement!!! My nerves are worse with waiting to see if they will hatch than waiting to go into labor with my little ones lol my husband just smiles at me and shakes his head lol
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    how can they just stand there?? mine is the same way. until they start hatching that is. then all noses in the house are pressed to the bator. lol
     
  5. tonstevens

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    Lol idk I'm so excited!!!! I told him if I can't have more babies I will hatch chicks lol he won't take me Into tractor supply until this batch hatches an we see how many babies we get. To be honest I just hope one or two hatch my 4 year old has been waiting so well lol showed him a chick moving the other day candling and he wanted them to hatch than
     
  6. granny hatchet

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    thats sweet, i go shopping for the day sometimes so im not standing there all day going nuts. lol
     
  7. tonstevens

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    Lol
     

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