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Pipping, Zipping, Hatching - An Educational Photo Series (Image Heavy)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MichiganWoods, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    This is a Dark Brahma Bantam chick. I purchased it and the other eggs (Dark Brahma and Silkies) currently in my hatcher from BYC'r Majestic Farm.

    PIPPING:
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    Last edited: Apr 15, 2009
  2. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.
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  3. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great photos!
    makes you wonder how she (he?) zipped when she was so tucked into herself!
     
  4. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it! That is awesome!
    Isn't it am*a*zing how hard they work to get themselves out?!
     
  5. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a perfect zip!
     
  6. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Yeah it is curious how they move themselves around in such small spaces. Thanks all. [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] bet it took some time to photograph all that haha very nice thanks for sharing
     
  8. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are great pictures. We are only on day 4 of our first incubation. Can't wait to see that for myself. Thanks!
     
  9. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    It's funny that the longest amount of time you usually wait is between that first pip and when they start to zip. I managed to catch the pip and walked away for hours. When I went back in, it was just starting to zip. So I sat down and within 30-40 minutes, it had hatched. So yeah, I guess I was there a little while. [​IMG]

    Thanks to the both of you.

    Have fun with your hatch, michiganlarry!
     
  10. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Yesterday was my first hatch and I missed the first two chicks hatching but I was there from start to finish with the 3rd. It went just the way your pics are.

    The 3rd was the most special for me because I had actually dropped this egg and almost threw it away when I first got it out of the shipping box. But then I remembered that I had read that I could put some unscented candle wax on it and it may hatch.

    Well it did!!!

    All 3 babies are doing wonderfully!

    Thanks for the great pics!!!

    Laurie
     

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