Surprise, surprise!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eggybritches, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a brinsea mini adv.

    I put in the seven duck eggs I wanted to incubate and candled them diligently, hoping all seven were fertile. Egg number 1 had a bloodspot, and by day four I pitched him, and without a second thought plopped another egg in the bator.

    I didn't think about it at the time, but I probably shouldn't have done that.

    Speed forward a month.

    Four days prior to hatch my eggs started rocking and peeping so I turned off the autoturner early and raised the humidity. Poor little egg that was set four days early was just going to have to cope. I wasn't expecting him to hatch after high humidity, eight days of no turning, and not to mention the bator being opened and closed to remove ducklings.

    But sitting at my computer just a few minutes ago I hear a rocking noise, and I look over and low and behold...

    A PIP!
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It is often amazing what they can overcome and still make it to hatch. Congrats on your success. [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, that gives me hope that I can't screw it up. Congrats!
     
  4. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to help him out, but he's out! And he's cheeping! And he's yellow!

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  5. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    congrats, those baby's will surprise ya [​IMG]

    i had a egg in the bator, when i candle half way through i put the egg small side up and didn't realize it, for 10 days, until i took the turner out, and the baby hatched out fine.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful! Congrats!
     

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