Need some hatching help! ASAP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jennn27, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Updated with pictures thus far.


    I have an egg that I have incubated for almost two weeks....but today is day 28 in total. AND it zipped this morning! I also didn't have an incubator, so I did it old school style with a basket, brooder thermometer, and a heat lamp! [​IMG] And to my shock....it started pipping this morning is and is working it's way out of the shell! I had given up hope.

    Anyway...my question is....I'm leaving for a week tomorrow. I originally had no intent on hatching eggs this close to vacation, but my little buff gave up on it. [​IMG] This is why I was in no way prepared. lol Would it be safe for me to bring it with me? We are driving 5 hours tomorrow to the beach and will be staying in a beach house. I do have someone coming to house/animal sit for me, but not sure if she can handle this, too. I am a new "tiny baby" momma....never hatched before this little one.

    Thanks so much!
     
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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i don't think it would be good to take a hatching egg that far, it might hatch before you go though
     
  3. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah...I didn't mean taking the egg itself. Sorry for the confusion. But, once it hatches....should I try to take it? As long as it hatches before I leave?? I mean, right now it's not pipping, but I can hear it rattling around in there. I haven't helped it at all.
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    don't help it unless you must, i think you could probably take the chick if it's dried itself off by then
     
  5. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. I may talk to my friend who is staying here. I mean she has had chickens before, so maybe she can handle it.
     
  6. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    good luck!
     
  7. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  8. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures.[​IMG]

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  9. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a baby!!!!

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  10. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    aww!!! what breed?
     

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