PIP! PIP! PIP! UPDATE! Babies

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lilshadow, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. lilshadow

    lilshadow Songster

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    I have 4 pips so far, I am like an expectant father right now. Okay do I have to ope the vent now or after they hatch. Please help. I am so excited.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2008
  2. NewGuineaChooks

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    That's really exciting!

    If you open the vents too early, you could dry out some that are still in the shell, making it hard for them to fully hatch. Better for the 1st ones to stay damp for a few hours, in my opinion.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    Congrats and good luck. If you have a forced fan incubator you do not need to open the vents at all unless you see water droplets on the window. Otherwise, I'd leave them be until the hatch is complete.

    Jody
     
  4. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Songster

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    Congrats. . . hope the best for you. [​IMG]
     
  5. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Good Luck [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

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    Any babies yet?
     
  7. lilshadow

    lilshadow Songster

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    I have babies....[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] and three more pips hopefully by morning they will all be here. One I know is a silkie unless another breed has 5 toes.
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    My first hatch, this is very addicting and exciting. When I am done with this one, I will start another one.
     
  8. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Songster

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    Dorking chickens have 5 toes. Congrats on your babies
     
  9. lilshadow

    lilshadow Songster

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    4 babies so far. 4 more pips and lots of peeping and rockin.
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    Congrats! Do you feel exhausted from all the hovering and excitement yet?
     

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