My first Mille Fleur clutch...am I being impatient? (Probably)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chanda, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. chanda

    chanda Out Of The Brooder

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    Good morning, all! I'm on day 21 for my first Mille Fleur clutch--no pips, no chirping. I cautiously candled them, and they APPEAR ready (movement, dark solid-filled eggs, enlarging air sac). I figure that I'm being impatient due to the fact that I've been reading on BYC how many bantams hatch early...MINE AREN'T!?! Don't they REALIZE how badly I want to SEE them?? Now that I think about it, TONIGHT will be exactly 21 days.

    Incubator is dead-on at 99.5, and I have Barred Rocks hatching out as we speak. Water in the pan for evaporation, too.

    TELL me I'm being impatient. (I am being impatient, right?)

    hee hee! I can't wait! [​IMG]

    Chanda
     
  2. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    best thing to do during a hatch is to go out of town. [​IMG]
     
  3. chanda

    chanda Out Of The Brooder

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    Update (kinda late)--I ended up with one MF hatching out, and it died shortly afterward. None of the others hatched or even pipped. When I candled them after allowing them to stay in the bator for about 5 more days, there was no movement. They seem to have died in the shell.

    Chanda
     
  4. blondechick

    blondechick Out Of The Brooder

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    that's a bummer!!![​IMG] I just put 7 Mille Fleur in the bator this morning. I hope I don't have any problems.
     

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