the waiting is killing me!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by acbear93, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. acbear93

    acbear93 Songster

    Jul 18, 2009
    Oostburg, Wisconsin
    My baby chicks are due to hatch today, and here I am at work!!! It seems like forever that you have to wait for the day to finally come, and here it is, and I am stuck here at work, and cant stop thinking about if they are arriving at this very moment or what??? Cant wait to go home and see what is waiting for me.... oh the anticipation!!!!!! [​IMG]
  2. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Songster

    Good luck and Congrats, I hope you come home to some new baby's

    did you hear a chirping before you went to work?
  3. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    It's good you are at work, no chance of opening the bator [​IMG] Good luck!
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

  5. acbear93

    acbear93 Songster

    Jul 18, 2009
    Oostburg, Wisconsin
    Sorry, I should have specified, I have a broody hen setting on them...I dont know how you all with bators can do it, I would be dying even worse being able to see through the window, I dont think I would ever leave my spot until they were all least having a mama hen setting on them kinda makes me leave them alone...only candled once this time was tough, but I did it! first time around I candled like every other day once we saw the little peeps, its so cool watching them grow...I think the weather is whats making me crazy, its so cold and about to rain...she is on a nest outside under some shelter all this time...I am all set to move the whole family into the coop with the heat lamp as soon as they are all out...I get home in about 2 hours....time is going so slow...
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Good luck with your hatch!

    I'm only on Day 7 and the wait is killing me. It's mesmerizing to stare at the eggs in the bator. I don't know why, they're not doing anything on the outside. I really want to candle, but I'm trying to wait until Sunday night. It's haaaarrrdddd.
  7. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    Good Luck!! I can only imagine how you feel!! [​IMG]

  8. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    I'm with you mine started pipping this morning and I had to go to work I even heard the little one chirping it was so exciting came home and Its still working on it. it should be tonight I can see it working to to zip. How long does it take after they start zipping?
  9. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    Zipping doesn't take long. The wait after pipping is the loooong part. My last few RIR hatches were out in 5 to 10 minutes once they started zipping.

  10. monita

    monita Songster

    Oct 6, 2009
    Shelbyville, Tennessee
    hope you have new babies soon.. keep us updated and post pics please if u can. good luck!! [​IMG]

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