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Oh My Goodness!!!!!! Hatching!!!!! ~~~Pix Added~~~

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChrystalGail, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Songster

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    Okay, OK... I am on day 17 with the eggs. I have 34 total. 6 bantams and the rest standard. I went in to turn the eggs like I usually do before I go to bed and I have 2 bantam eggs that have pipped!!! And they are peeping at me!!!!! Awe!!!! Well, I thought I still had more time! I'm not ready yet! I told my husband this is like having a baby. He said, yeah, but less painful and less expensive! [​IMG] So, should I close up the bator and not touch anything or should I keep turning the other eggs? I put them all in the bator at the same time 17 days ago and they aren't supposed to be hatching until Saturday! I don't have another bator to put them in, so I can't just pull them out. Okay, so how do ya'all sleep when there are babies hatching? I'm going to up every 5 minutes to check on them. I'm soooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2007
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

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    I can only speak from personal experience here. I would leave them all in the incubator and quit turning the other eggs. The new chicks will likely take care of the egg turning for you anyways.

    In the past my early hatches have done everything but play soccer with the other eggs. All still hatch without issue.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    YAY! Congrats on the new chicks! Just leave them in and they will be fine. You can pop out the chicks once they fluffed out and put them in the brooder, they will be fine! Good luck with the rest!
     
  4. joy

    joy Songster 10 Years

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    Congratulations on your new arrivals.
     
  5. ChrystalGail

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    Well, I know it's only been 7 hours, but I sure was hoping I would see some action by now. How much longer should I wait before I get worried?

    Now I can see a little zig zag that one of them is creating! I'm so happy to see some progress! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2007
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Give them at least 24 hrs after the first pip and 48 hrs before you worry. All should be good.
     
  7. ChrystalGail

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    One is out and trying to dry off. How long does it take for them to fluff up? So cute!!!
     
  8. ChrystalGail

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    Here's the new little one. The one that is still in her egg is peeping and starting to push thru a little. I'm having so much fun!!


    My little peeper....
    [​IMG]



    Sorry about the poor quality of the picture. I took it thru the glas on top and there is a lot of moisture on it right now!
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2007
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Awwwwwwwwwwww. how cute!!!! Thanks for shareing. I cant waite to see them all up and running around!!!
     
  10. lurky

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    How cute.......That is a great pic.
     

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