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Lockdown Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RustyBucketFarm, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. RustyBucketFarm

    RustyBucketFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello friends!

    My eggs (33) were locked down yesterday and I immediately started seeing movement from three eggs... just a "little" rattle that went on for about a minute or two. Should I be seeing egg movement from all eggs on day 18 and 19 (today is day 19)? I'm so nervous that I don't know what to do!

    I keep reminding myself of my own Mama hen's words... "Let nature take it's course".
     
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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope, no reason to worry. Some eggs rock and roll like crazy before they hatch, others don't show any signs of life and then magically turn into a chick :D

    Sounds like you're right on track, happy hatching!
     
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  3. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put 32 eggs on lockdown yesterday too! I only have one egg less than you! This morning we got a pip and I've seen a couple eggs rocking. This happens every time, it's just the chicks moving around in there. I think your eggs are doing fine [​IMG] Good luck with the hatch, let us know how it goes!
     
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  4. RustyBucketFarm

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    I feel so much better! I've been watching them like a hawk... well maybe not a hawk but a concerned Mama! lol
     
  5. RustyBucketFarm

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    Good for you on having 32 eggs and you'll also have to let us know about your hatch! So far no pip yet here but I keep checking on them. What incubator do you use and humidity level are you keeping them during lockdown? I'm keep right at 100 degrees and 65 to 75% humidity. Thanks so much for your encouragement! [​IMG]
     
  6. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I will keep you updated! I am using a genesis 1588 with an automatic egg turner and right now my humidity is at 67%
    The chick just made the pip a little bit bigger and it started chirping. So cute [​IMG]
     
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  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Any action yet?
     
  8. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine just hatched!! [​IMG] We now have 2 pips and a chick!
    [​IMG]
    Will get more pictures later....
     
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  9. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    :woot
     
  10. RustyBucketFarm

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    OH MY GOSH! I'm so happy for you!! Mine haven't moved since the first day of lockdown so I keep reminding myself to let nature take its course... [​IMG]
     
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