Surprise! And I thought I had failed.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cherig22, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

    Sep 2, 2008
    SW Missouri

    Friday was day 21, and nothing. Nor anything on Sat. or Sun. Sigh. I told hubby if nothing by Mon. evening, it did not work. This is a homemade bator made from a styrofoam cooler. Some fluctuating temps, but not much. I told the eggs that Mama had left the nest to eat and drink. [​IMG]

    So we get home today, and nothing. Went out and fed the chickens, cats, and horses, came back in and pulled the plug on the light. I was considering breaking the eggs to see what had happened, so I did not pitch them. Went into my office to get on the computer.

    Suddenly, dear sweet hubby calls frantically from the kitchen....'Come here and look at this!'

    So I figure one of the cats was hurt or dragged a mouse into the house.

    But nooooooooo. It was a peep! And I had heard it earlier, but it was so noisy that I thought it was a bird outside.

    So, one is pipping, and talking to the other eggs.

    There is hope yet! (And yes, I turned the light back on and got the temp back up within five minutes or so)

    And hubby is excited, which is great. [​IMG] He is a great mimic, and is in there peeping to them, encouragement, I guess.

    Cheri, who is also getting chicks on Friday or Saturday from Welp. I am so hooked, lol.
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008

    CONGRATS !!!!!

    Hope they hatch [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Good thing hubby was paying attention huh ?
  3. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

    Sep 2, 2008
    SW Missouri

    'Uno' is punching out small chunks of shell, not zipping around the shell. LOL hubby has already named him/her.

  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    awww, how cute !! Keep me updated !! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    awww.... and it is so cute when our big ole hubbies get soft about chicks too, isn't it?
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    How wonderful! My class made homemade bators last year out of stryofoam coolers and they worked very well.
  8. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Woohoo! Welcome to the madness!!
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
  10. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008

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