Panic is starting to set in...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jennyhaschicks, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    This is my third hatch. Today is day 20 and nothing yet. I got spoiled with my other hatches. My first chick ever showed up at day 19 in the morning. The others followed within a day. My second hatch everyone was hatched out by day 21. I am trying to remain calm and realize it's still early since they technically aren't due until tomorrow (afternoon), but this is nerve wracking.[​IMG]
    Oh btw these are seven GL Cochins who I think are so beautiful! I can't wait to see them.
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Sit on your hands. [​IMG]
    Take up crocheting, and make a blanket before you check again. [​IMG]

    Did you candle?
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I agree! You need to find you something to do, and get away from that bator....... patience is a virtue and I have none.....[​IMG]
  4. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Try to relax [​IMG] save Panic for day 23...24 if nothing has happened
  5. penelope77

    penelope77 Songster

    May 6, 2008
    northeast oklahoma
    i feel your frustration. mine didn't do anything until today, day 21, and it just pipped. find something to do.
  6. Ooooohh! I hatched a bunch of GL bantam cochins last week. They are just beautiful. I read somewhere, once upon a time, that cochins tend to hatch slightly late. I don't know if this is true or not. Just be patient. Good luck!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Wouldn't that be something if it was a fact that cochins hatch late? For now I am going to take that response and run with it. [​IMG]
    Oh yah I am finding stuff to do. I have been mowing, raking, and working in my garden. I came to get some inside chores done since it was raining. I guess that is what got me checking on my bator.
    I didn't not candle this time. I did my last two times, but I had three quitters and blame myself since I am not the best at candling. I am doing a trial and error thing in my own head I guess. ???[​IMG] Time will tell for now.
  8. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Put an ear to the bator this evening when its quiet and listen for peeping [​IMG]
  9. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Quote:[​IMG] I have been doing that all day. It's pretty quiet in here today. The kids and dh are outside playing. The only thing loud around here is Bingo my 11 week old cockerel who won't shut up! I think he is actually reminding me to check my eggs every 20 seconds. [​IMG]
  10. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Nothing yet. Now I am really nervous. [​IMG] Cross what ya got for me.

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