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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BlueBirdChick, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    Well today is lockdown and hopefully I will have baby fuzzybottoms on the 18th or 19th lol they're rocking now [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wahoo, how's everything going. [​IMG]
    good luck with your hatch. [​IMG]
     
  3. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
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    Same her going on lockdown on wed. and hatchin on Sat. or Sun. [​IMG]
     
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I never go into lock down. I open the hatcher constantly to pull out shells and check the chicks. My hatch rate is 98% but I also live in a high humidity area. I open my Sportsman incubator every day to add water and use the Genesis 1588 as a hatcher. I am hatching about 30-60 chicks a week and have been since the first of August. Chicks are just so darned cute and lovable! I can't help it.[​IMG]

    Good luck on your hatch and cuddle those babies![​IMG]
     
  5. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    ty yeah i must admit i did open it for a little bit to check on the eggs lol and scratced gently to hear them scratch back AWESOME one is really moving then rests for awhile I think the other two are resting as well because they'll do some serious rocking stop and then rock again.
    I was hoping to have babies this morning but I think its way to early still hehee but its day 19 lol man oh man Im getting impatient here but thats okay I have to refrain lol myself.. heheheee. is it thursday yet ???????
     
  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Today is day 18 for me. I just added more water and am crossing my fingers. [​IMG]

    What are you hatching? I've got buff silkies and a couple of BBS ameraucanas in there. I also have a couple of hens sitting that are due this week. Why is it that they only go broody when the weather is wretched? Silly chickens...
     
  7. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    Quote:One is a EE and the others Im not sure what they are heheheee my friend sent me a surprise hatch [​IMG] lol I know that they have to rest lol but good grief hatching is such a torture lol I know I know I need to keep busy and keep my mind off those eggs hehehee
     
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  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Quote:One is a EE and the others Im not sure what they are heheheee my friend sent me a surprise hatch [​IMG] lol I know that they have to rest lol but good grief hatching is such a torture lol I know I know I need to keep busy and keep my mind off those eggs hehehee

    Oooooo... I love surprise hatches! It's like Christmas in there. You just never now what you'll unwrap. [​IMG]

    I do okay until they actually start hatching. Then I can't stand it. I want desperately to open the bator and take them out. It makes me neurotic! Thankfully I'll be at work all day this time. Hopefully there will be a bator full of fuzzbutts when I get home on Thursday/Friday.

    Post pics when yours get out. I think you are a day ahead of me. Come on, chickies! [​IMG]
     

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