OMG - I have chirpy eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mspj, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. mspj

    mspj Out Of The Brooder

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    I am on day 20 of my first ever incubation! I have three that are now pipped and I can hear the babies inside chirping! It is a beautiful sound!
     
  2. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wait until you see that first hatched chick! I sure hope you are prepared to lose some sleep tonight!
     
  3. mspj

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    Yep, no sleeping here. Getting ready to start a pot of coffee!
     
  4. DCchicken

    DCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on day 20 as well with 14 Sulmtaler eggs. 2 pipped just about an hour ago. It's going to be a long night.
     
  5. mspj

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    Guess we can keep each other company!
     
  6. DCchicken

    DCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of eggs did you set? Make sure to not open the incubator from now on. Baby chicks can survive for 3 days in the incubator. So give them all a chance to hatch before opening the incubator.
     
  7. wolfandfinch

    wolfandfinch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a pip this morning too, day 20. Hoping more will pip tomorrow :)
     
  8. mspj

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    My hens are RIR, Red Sex Links an I also have 2 Black Australorp hens, my rooster is a RIR. I started with 12 random eggs, removed 6 that were not developing at day 15. Right now I have 3 that are pipped and 3 still waiting.
     
  9. DCchicken

    DCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started with 15 shipped Sulmtaler eggs. One had a detached air-cell, but I gave it a chance to grow. At day 17, it had not developed, so it was removed. All 14 other eggs developed. I have never had this many shipped eggs go into lockdown. Fingers crossed for all of us.
     
  10. mspj

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    I have action in one I was starting to worry about, I can see a beak!
     

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