OMG I'm freaking out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77horses, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    OMG this is my first time hatching out chicken eggs and they are in my homemade incubator!!! [​IMG] And OMG am I surprised!!!
    Our two hens laid an egg, so I decided to see if they would be fertile. So I put them in the bator, put temp. up to 97-101 degrees F. with a light, and GUESS WHAT!!??? ONE EGG IS FORMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I am sooo happy!!! Our hen, Abby, laid the egg, and now on the 6th day, there are little red veins and I can see the chicks eye I think!!! [​IMG] It is growing fast! I am expecting it to hatch around Sept. 20-27, since I put them in the bator (and they were laid) on 8/30/08. I am not sure if egg #2 will hatch, because it hasn't grown any veins yet. [​IMG] But I haven't given up hope yet! [​IMG] There is a small shadow in the slow growing egg though, but that could be the yolk. I will keep you posted about the eggs!!!! [​IMG] wish me and the eggs luck! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    UPDATE:
    also, my teacher and the class was doing an "egg drop" and she had leftover eggs that weren't used, so I asked her where she had gotten them and she said "at a farm stand". so I told her that I was hatching eggs in a bator, and she gave me two eggs! [​IMG] But I have no idea how old they are and so far nothing is growing. But i just wanted to experiment with them. [​IMG]
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    congrats and hope to see pics when the baby comes out. Your going to get addicted to hatching. I just turned my bator on today after sitting for 2 weeks. I cant stop this addiction! Problem I am having right now is should I hatch ducks first or chickens? I hate choosing lol!
     
  4. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    That's very eggciting - congrats!!!!!! Hope you have a great hatch!!!!
     
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    thanks! [​IMG]
    yep, it is VERY addicting!!! I am already asking my mom to stop by this "Farmer's Market" to see if they are selling eggs! LOL [​IMG]
     
  6. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely Eggciting! Keep us posted! BTW, what grade are you in (if you are allowed to post)?

    I teach 6th grade and my students are freaked out that I have chickens and they lay eggs! I am going to have to bring in a couple of dozen, once the Delightful Dozen are laying, and cook up some huevos rancheros.
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  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Quote:well, i won't tell my exact grade, but i am in middle school. [​IMG]
     
  8. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Quote:well, i won't tell my exact grade, but i am in middle school. [​IMG]

    and yes, i built the bator all by myself! LOL I looked up online and used Missprissy's bator as a role model for mine! (except I didn't use a cooler, i used a cardboard box/plastic box, and yes the temps. are quite steady! They are usually always in the upper 90s/101 degrees F. range. [​IMG]
     
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    i may/may not be able to post pics. [​IMG] still have't got the hang of it! [​IMG]
     
  10. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course you can - you are the technology native generation.

    I did it.

    Of course, I had to look at every FAC page in BYC and my photo storage site LOL.
     

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