Patience while waiting

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PeiTheCelt, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you do it your first time? My husband and I just got our first round of eggs yesterday from a friend who has a really successful flock that's been bred for being really gentle and good layers (they are mutts, with Buff Orphington, Speckled Sussex, Ameracauna, uhmmm... Yeah, and a couple of other things back in the woodwork, my husband has the full list kicking around somewhere *laughs*) and we've got 20 more days..

    I'm already obsessively watching the eggs (not touching them, just staring in the window of the Hoverbator, don't worry [​IMG])

    What do *you* all do while you're waiting (or did you do before you had a flock to keep you entertained and busy while you waited [​IMG]) for the hatching???
     
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  2. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put my first batch of eggs ever in today too. Guineas though. I have also been checking them every 5 minutes or so because i cant keep myself from not. I dont know how Im going to wait this out.
    Good luck with your eggs!
     
  3. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Welcome to BYC
     
  4. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! [​IMG] You too!! [​IMG]

    I have officially told myself I'm not allowed to look again until after my daughter goes to bed (45 minutes, 45 minutes, 45 minutes [​IMG])... Wow, and I have 7 days less than you to wait!!!!

    (I can't believe how entertained I am by watching what was once just a breakfast food slowly tilt back and forth in a Styrofoam box with a heater inside it)...

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  5. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! [​IMG]

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  6. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lol yeah. Im gone all day but when i get home i check on them all the time. 1 weeks less . lucky! My family has been making fun of me because i check on them so often.

    Have you candled them yet, or if not when are you planning too?
     
  7. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Yep - watching those eggs is like watching the ultimate slow-cook breakfast [​IMG]

    Welcome and good luck with your hatch! We've not done the incubator thing yet, but I've got my eye on some banty blue orps or old english come spring once this group of girls is laying...

    Susan
    (who bought lumber today to make a LARGER hen house so I can put the 'not-even-laid-the-eggs-yet' bantys in the ChickNBarn...)
     
  8. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    my sis put one in 4 days ago a little jap egg when can you tell if it is good?
     
  9. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my sis put one in 4 days ago a little jap egg when can you tell if it is good?

    I dont know for sure. but i'm thinking 8 dyas for some reason. I can find out for you for sure though.
    By 'jap' do you mean japanese chicken egg?​
     
  10. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    yes I do Im just to lazy to spell sometimes [​IMG]
     
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