One Nervous Mother-hen.. Need advise..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wolf-Kim, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my third hatch ever. I put these 17 eggs in on March 29 after 7 PM. I don't have any little voices talking to me from the bator. Temp has held constant. Water trays have been kept full and two sponges(later removed for fear of too much humidity).

    The bator is still silent today at 6:30 PM. I *think*(if not imagined) a couple of the eggs rock slightly. No, cracked eggs yet. In the first week of incubating, all 17 formed veins, so it *should* be 100% fertile.

    I'm starting to worry, is putting the eggs in after 7PM throwing me off, is the 21st day for these guys not till later tonight?!?

    Just need someone to help keep me from hovering over the bator like an anxious mother-hen.

    -Kim
     
  2. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're right, day 21 ends today at 7. When did you candle last? How were they looking?
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Your 21st day starts tonight at 7pm. Patience..I'm sure they'll be fine. Good luck.

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  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I hadn't candled them recently. I've been putting so many eggs in the bator as they are laid. So every 4-5 days I would add another small set of eggs. By the time I realized I wanted to candle the first batch again, it was day 19. [​IMG]

    21st day *ends* at 7? or begins? (just clarifying, not trying to be annoying){UPDATE: Nevermind.. Got my answer while typing the post!! Thanks!!}

    -Kim
     
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  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, I'm trying..LOL.. That's why I am on the computer and not in the other room hovering over my brood, talking and cooing to them..(Yes, I talk to my little ones..LOL)

    Thanks everyone,
    -Kim
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Don't worry Kim - you're not the only one who talks, sings and coos to those little peepers. LOL [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL. Now, I'm just waiting for the little peepers to talk back to their momma.

    -Kim
     
  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you put them in on the 29th or the 22nd??

    I put mine in on the 22nd around 11:00 p.m. and mine are hatching today. I think your are a week ahead of yourself.
     
  9. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *starts to blush a little* the 29th I think.... LOL.. I'm going to crack up if I'm a week ahead, would someone check fer me? *runs to go read date on eggs* brb
     
  10. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ROFL!!! I am a week ahead of myself.. Just checked.. thought today was the 19th of April.. ROTFL

    *blushes* Sorry, guys.. well I'm glad we figured out the problem...LMAO.. well, I'll be back in here next week

    -Kim
     
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