Pipped, zipped, progress over 12 hours (hatched!) ok?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bzbrown, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. bzbrown

    bzbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    The biggest issue here is that I am impatient, and this little guy is in no hurry. That said, these pics were taken about 12 hours apart. He seems to nap in between rocking and rolling. Then wakes up chirps like a wild chicken does a little work and back to sleeping.

    Whats the opinion on the progress pics? He doing good? I don't want to help him unless he really needs it. Pip was yesterday afternoon. Temp between 99 and 102 but fluctuates so quickly I'm guess the egg core stays at a median of 100. Humidity between 66 and 71.

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    The picture below was taken at about 1 PM this afternoon. So about 22 hours after pipping. Still very much alive, and nappy before his crazy little peeping/rocking fits. Just asking again on from others more experienced how we're looking at this point. As it stands he's going to be an "only chick" I'd be heartbroken if something happened and I hadn't done all I could...

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    The baby is here! I got to snap a quick picture earlier. He's so sweet, and LOUD! His new momma is going to be delighted!

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    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  2. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello there!! and hope all is well
    I know the feeling about being impatient, but I think it will do fine. What breed of chicks?
    Ayda
     
  3. Katoo1

    Katoo1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had one that did exactly that. It pipped at 2pm yesterday afternoon, started zipping a bit around midnight and hatched out at 4:00 a.m.
     
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first (only successful) hatch had a chick that did that. I discovered he'd pipped around 5pm. At 7am, the hole was only a tiny bit bigger, but then he got to work. At 7:30am, it looked like this:
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    7:35 it looked like this:
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    and at 7:39:
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    Once he got it in his head that he wanted out, it went very quickly.
     
  5. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The breed is hatchery Buff Orpington. I am so surprised that this is the chick that is hatching as the egg was small and narrow. It really had no definable fat or narrow end. I am so excited that this one made it!
     
  6. bzbrown

    bzbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yeah what she said Buff Orpingtons! He is our surprise egg indeed. I put a new picture from a bit ago on his progress if anyone has any further insight.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  8. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O.k. everybody, we are now going to start referring to the new chick as SHE. Maybe it will stick [​IMG]
     
  9. bzbrown

    bzbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    She is now at her mama's house! I'm so thankful for the chance to work on my incubating skills without having to build a new coop just yet. Hopefully we get to see pics soon!!! I have tons from this morning, but I can't wait to see her in her new home :)
     
  10. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is settling in to her new digs. She appeared to be a little cold when I got her home as she was shivering. As soon as i set up the heat lamp she did this.

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    After about 30 minutes she was up and looking around.

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    I got her to take a little water off of my finger and she has pecked a few times at the food. Doesn't seem to interested in food yet. She is so tiny!
     

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