The oddest thing you do while eggs are in the incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bargain, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    What one thing do you do that's not listed as part of the hatching protocol.....

    Okay, I'll start

    During lockdown, I do cheerleading chants for them (and I'm not a cheerleader)......

    Something like
    "Let's go Chickies, Let's go".....


    "Hatchout Chickies, Hatchout"

    Last edited: Dec 1, 2009
  2. lngrid

    lngrid Chillin' With My Peeps

    I remember watching Nova once about a rare crane species in Japan and the wildlife biologist who bred the birds. He used to coo to the eggs and the babies would peep back! He did it so they would imprint on him as "mama" before hatching.
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  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    When they are due to hatch, I will cluck at them or a soft whistle to see if I get an answer.

  4. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    My hubby will cheep at them to encourage them to hatch. It usually works.
  5. BantyRooster

    BantyRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2009
    I usually put a few straw bales and corn stalks in the living room, get out the ol' red, white, and blue guitar and pick out a few old Buck Owens/Bakersfield tunes to set the stage for when they join the family. Gives the chicks a chance to decide if they really want to hatch....[​IMG]

    I know it doesn't quite compare to cheerleading, but I look terrible in a skirt...[​IMG]
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:[​IMG] Oh, now that's the best one I have EVER heard! However, I would like to hear that guitar pickin' !

    Oh, this is a fun thread!

    OK .... Here's what I do (on lockdown) ... I peck at the window, (thinkin' to myself, "they'll think I'm the mama calling them out!"), or I will make peep - peep sounds. Now, Wynette told me this one .... whistle. Yup, they seem to respond to a whistling sound!

    bargain, this is silly .... Makin' me look like a silly old fool, here! Why did ya get me started? LOL
  7. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    Quote:Wow, I am beginning to think I am the proud owner of 38 hillbilly mille eggs! [​IMG]
  8. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    As for me, the incubator is on my desk, I am wrapped in a snuggie (not the cheap, AS Seen On TV snuggie), watching Nancy Grace, eating vegetarian pizza, peering into the incubator with my $84 Surefire flashlight. My husband is at a Justin Bieber/Chris Allen concert! [​IMG] He took our granddaughters as they are superfans. He calls every now and then, all I hear is screaming and I hang up and turn on my flashlight. [​IMG]

  9. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
    These are so funny especially the cheerleader one. I am on my first hatch due in a couple of days and I go look at them and chat to the dog about can he see movement etc lol. The just looks like let me eat one and i'll tell ya!!!! lmao
  10. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    hill country texas
    Quote:I would laugh and say this is funny but the last time my DH was home I had some silkies due to hatch. My DH plays the guitar and decided he would play a little that evening, he chose Charlie Pride and George Jones songs to play and sing. He started playing and all the sudden we heard loud chirping coming from the incubator. He stopped and we both laughed and I looked to see which one had hatched......none had!!! Several had pipped the inner membrane but had not pipped the shell yet and were chirping. After about a minute they got quiet again....DH started to play again and they did it again, every time he would stop to start another song they would get quiet. Well, the next day we had 6 babies out of the 7 eggs that went into lock down, out best hatch ever.

    So more power to you BantyRooster [​IMG]
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