OOOOh......my eggs are chirping!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tcal, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its day 19. I was looking at the hydrometer and what do I hear? chirping! They have not pipped yet.....how long do I have? Is this on normal schedule? This is my first time.......I'm so excited!
     
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    OHHHHH! How exciting! I don't have any advice, but wanted to tell you how egg-cited I am for you!
     
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Be sure to keep bator closed and HUM up. If you have to open for one second and throw in a wad of wet paper towels or even a wet cotton sock to keep the hum up to about 65-70.

    Let us know how it goes ! Get that brooder ready !
     
  4. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How wonderful!!! How many eggs are in the bator and what kind? Hatching eggs has got to be one of the most exciting experiences there is! Good luck!
     
  5. lovemychicns

    lovemychicns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all

    I am on day 19 to. Glad to have hatching buddies. I am at work though and don't know if they are peeping. Let you know when I get home.

    Hugs

    Keep you posted
     
  6. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Yeah, peeping is right on time. Can still take 2 more days they like to tease you with the peeping and then make you wait to see them.
     
  7. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Best of luck and try to enjoy the hatching....

    Try to avoid opening the bator and I know the urge to touch is really strong so sit on your hands if you have to...lol.

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  8. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know Jab.....but it IS sooo hard! [​IMG] Kinda worrying abot the humidity but I have been doing all I can.

    Chicken Woman, I took your advice and threw in a warm wet sock (hey, Jab it was only for a second and just barely cracked open).

    Birdlover, this is my first time incubating and I have kinda messed up. I have 7 eggs due in 2 days and 7 more due 2 days after that
    (I know, OOPS! but hey, I'm living and learning!) [​IMG]
     
  9. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ......and thanks everyone for the support!
     

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