Now this is how a hatch is SUPPOSED to go!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by williamsl77, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After having two less than stellar hatches, I have corrected one issue (temperature too low). That combined with today's hatch being from eggs that did not have to be shipped and we are having a great hatch (so far!). Seven hatched completely and at least four more pipped and several more rocking. Wahoo! It's going to be a SHORT night of sleep around here. AND I am SOOO excited because these are some top notch silkie babies. I'm trying NOT to pee my pants with excitement!
     
  2. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your last line made me laugh out loud. [​IMG] We had a hard time sleeping Friday night because of all the chirping. Of course, we want to see pics.
     
  3. SherrieT

    SherrieT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is soooo exciting!! Where are the pictures!!!!
     
  4. crankster76

    crankster76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats...GL
     
  5. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, holy dina... let me go get some pictures. Will have some up my morning for sure!
     
  6. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the best pictures, but what I could get... will post more tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute!!!!!!


    How long did they take to hatch? My chicks love to torture me with an excruciatingly long time from pip to hatch.

    My first pip happened 15 hours ago and still no hatch. They always do this to me. [​IMG]
     
  8. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, there are ten hatched now. Out of 32. There are 4 more with various degrees of pipping. I think one is starting to zip. I HAVE to get some sleep before tomorrow (have to work). So we'll see where they are in a few hours. 8)

    Sphinx, hope you're getting some zips soon! These guys all hatched pretty quickly. Pip to zip for most was maybe 10 hours for most of them? There are a lot of eggs left that aren't doing anything yet. I had my temps too low for the first week before I corrected it. So I hope the others still hatch....
     
  9. Jjo95117

    Jjo95117 New Egg

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    The pictures are soo cute!
     
  10. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: 15 hatched perfectly. Four more pipped. One pipped for about 24 hours. Have to go to work!!! Moved ten into brooder then five more hatched. I'm thrilled. More pics to follow.
     

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