LOCKDOWN IS TODAY!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wholewheatchicken, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. wholewheatchicken

    wholewheatchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lockdown is today with hatch day on Sunday. This is my second time to incubate. I did a staggered hatch so last weekend was hatch day for that batch, but I messed it up and only got on chick who desperately needs another fuzzy to play with. I am hatching silkies. Anyone else going into lockdown?
     
  2. kelly52862

    kelly52862 Out Of The Brooder

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    I locked down last night with 22 mixed eggs!!! I am so eggcited!
     
  3. wholewheatchicken

    wholewheatchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Kelly52862. Have you done this before? What are your mixed eggs.
     
  4. kelly52862

    kelly52862 Out Of The Brooder

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    I did 3 hatches last year, so this is my 4th. Most are RIR/Buff crosses, a few Barr Rocks, Americana (did I spell that right?), one silver lace and a couple Buckeyes. About a 1/3rd are from my hens and the other came from 2 other friends.
     
  5. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good look with your hatch [​IMG] mine are due tomorrow....
     
  6. kelly52862

    kelly52862 Out Of The Brooder

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    Tracy: Don't you have the 2 twin eggs? How are they doing?
     
  7. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, there due tomorrow! im soooo nervous [​IMG] they were alive on lockdown.. hope there still ok....
     
  8. wholewheatchicken

    wholewheatchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twin eggs????? I was following the one person on here who had the twin silkies that didn't make it because she was out of town on a family emergency. I have watched the video link someone posted of helping the twins out. I think it was wantmorechickens. How do you know when to start helping? Or is that the million dollar question?
     
  9. wholewheatchicken

    wholewheatchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tracy the Chick, I found your thread. I am going over there to see how the babies are doing!!
     
  10. Janie1968

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    I'm in lockdown as of this morning. Was so shocked to see that one of my turkey eggs had pipped. Now I have major humidity issues... it's at 89%. I have taken paper towels and soaked up the water to try to decrease it and thought it had worked when it dropped to 75%, but it bounced back up to 89%. RRRR!!!!
     

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