The Fake Hatch Story

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by championny, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. championny

    championny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, perhaps I am going mad, but I had to share this story. I am doing laundry in my garage where my incubator is (Don't worry, we don't open the garage door while the chicks are there [​IMG])

    Well, I was putting stuff in the dryer, when I herd what sounded like cheeping and rattling on the hardware cloth. I dropped my stuff and ran like heck to the incubator. I looked in and just 4 eggs moving slightly (was just one). I scratched my head, like what the heck? i could have sworn it was a chick just zipped out and walking about. Well, Peepers, my 1 mo Pekin was sleeping in his box, so it wasn't him. Then thew wind blew, and I heard the garage door make that rattling sound ever so lightly like I heard and the darn birds outside started up chirping away again. [​IMG]

    No pips or chicks, but now I have 4 moving on day 20, so I feel a little better. Now, where are my pips! [​IMG] I hope this gives a laugh to everyone, and anyone like me whose waiting impatiently. [​IMG]
     
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I've done stuff like that where I think I hear them hatching but it's something else. Good stuff.
     
  3. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been there, done that!! When it's before day 21 and I hear that familiar PEEP I first think, was that my shoe, what was that? Or when I'm impatiently waiting on a hatch, I hear imaginary peeps in my head all the time... it will drive you mad!!
     
  4. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got up yesterday morning all excited I could hear the chicks!! I ran to the incubator, rubbing my eyes.....nothing!!!! What in the world? Oh now I know. It was Pattington (my 3 week old jumbo Perkin) He was just hungry. LOL SO I gave him food and when back to bed! Oh did I mention it was 3 in the morning? LOL But this morning I could hear Pattington again, nope it WAS my chicks!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. championny

    championny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I am hoping for any minute now. [​IMG]
     
  6. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    about 6 years ago I tried to make an incubator out of a round staro foam I had a heat adjustaer lamp and that was it. Internet was not a strong resorce tool for me at that time so I just wingled it . I think I had 3 eggs and proceeded to incubate them. after 2 week I kept thinking I could hear some chirps and hightail it to crappy homemade incubator. I could have sworn I heard baby chicks a couple times. my mom played a trick on me one time and said she heard peeping. There was nothing:mad: longstory short they started to stink and I got rid of the whole thing.
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sure you held your breath the whole time you were running! How disappointing. [​IMG] Glad to hear that the eggs are moving though. Sounds like if won't be long! [​IMG]
     
  8. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are we CRAZY, or what? I set my eggs last Saturday. Monday morning I came in from work, and could have SWORN I heard peeps. Is it that instant gratification thing we Americans are so used, and not wanting to wait the 3 weeks that causes this phenomenon?? It is really weird that so many of us have "phantom chick syndrome." I was not about to mention this ghost biddy thing to ANYONE! Its good to know I'm not alone...
     
  9. championny

    championny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Of course not. At this stage in the game, I am up for anything. Even sharing this story and other's sharing theirs helps me to relax and wait for that darn pip! I am impatient even though its only day 20.
     

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