OMG, a peep and a pip. I thought eggs were no good!!! UPDATE!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkiebeginer, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all, I put 15 ordered eggs in bator, after candleing last week I threw out all but 4. They had no signs of development. We'll this week i have candled them several times and saw no movement and air cell was odd looking covering half the egg. So i thought they were no good. I had also put in a friends yard eggs. All were infertile but one so i was keeping the bator going for that 1 baby. I decided it was time to up the humidity and stop turning it today because it was due Fri/Sat. I was gonna throw out the other eggs and picked them up and heard peeps,OMG. i then saw a pip. I almost trew out living babies. But i swear I checked them about 3 days in a row and no movement no signs of life and they didn't seem to have gotten bigger. I thought they had stopped developing. The other eggs from my ordered batch had a majority of the yolks scrambled so I just figured there was damage to those as well that had caused stopped development. But I hope they make it since I had took them out of the bator fo about 1.5 mins. I hurried and up'd the humidity it was at 55, now I have it 71. Wish them luck. And pray for my stupidity,lol.

    Jennifer

    Ok every one I have 5 babies, yeah. 4 mottled cochin and one buff silkie. The standard egg is rolling and pecking but still no peep. It is the last egg in the bator. I guess for ordered eggs, 5 out of 15 ain't too bad. My friend just had this one that was fertile out of the set he gave me. But he has a ton of chicks. So he ain't exactly chick poor,lol. I'll check back in with ya'll later.
    Jennifer
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2007
  2. ChickenOrTheEgg

    ChickenOrTheEgg Out Of The Brooder

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    Silke, I think your newbies will be just fine. Mom hops up off em for a few minutes when they're in the nest so the 1.5 min shouldn't hurt em at all. Don't refer to it as your "stupidity". We've all done some things that in hind-sight we wouldn't have that may have hurt or killed livestock. I forgot to go back and cover a 6"x6" opening of fence when I expanded my coop and lost 6 layers in one night. We all screw up but those of us that care about our babies learn from those mistakes don't we?

    Good Luck with your chicks and God Bless,

    ChickenOrTheEgg
     
  3. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The air pocket was the whole length of the egg. Not around but long ways. strange. So i thought they were no good. Thanks, Jennifer
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Ah, sometimes when they are just about to break though, they will stretch out and try to internally pip, this causes the air pocket to stretch which you may have seen a day ago. Good luck!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good news! I'm happy for you!
     
  6. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I still hear peeps, still just one with a small pip. I will try not to hover over the bator tooooo much. my temp is 100, humidity is steady around 70. so I just hope they do their chicken thang,lol and come out happy and healthy. I know they are feather legged, but what types are a surprise. The one yard egg I have in there is full size, it is a mystery as well, hope its a turken though. My son loves those. My friend has a HUGE turken hen. Its bigger then a turkey. Its taller then my knee. But i am short,lol. But i can never get over how big it is. I would love to have a huge one like that.

    Thanks again for the support, Jennifer
     
  7. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's awesome, Silkiebeginer!!!! Hope the little one comes out soon!!

    Lori
     

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