There's Hatching Going On Right Now! Help.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Melodace, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Melodace

    Melodace Hatching

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    Jun 18, 2010
    All I can do is sit on my freakin' hands!!!
    The bator is a home made one, my ex's dad made it (I'm only eighteen) and there's no God forsaken windows!!! (Excuse my French.)

    It's about 3am where I live and I have to BE at work at 8am. It's day 21... well I guess it's day 22 now, and I have two DEFINITE pips. Nice ones, at that. There's a ton of cheeping going on in there! I have about 4 week-old chicks. Will they pick at my new ones when they hatch??

    Ummm and what the hell can I do to keep myself busy and not open the bator because it makes the temperature drop and I want the humidity and temp. to be PERFECT for my babies. I have 13 eggs, after candling 24 and realizing most of them weren't even fertilized to begin with. I was warned it was a sketchy batch, but whatever. So I'm really hoping I get at least five of these guys. [​IMG] I candled at day 18 and there was very healthy movement in all thirteen eggs. So let's pray that a few hatch, if not all of the little buggers!

    OH, and how long does it take before they start zipping?

    Tips?!

    Thanks guys. [​IMG]

    Candace
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010

  2. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Songster

    Dec 15, 2009
    Alaska
    it can take 24 hours from the pip till getting out of the shell.my suggestion would be watch a movie
     
  3. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    or lock yourself out of the house!!!!! I would be going crazy too.........
     
  4. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    I have hatching going on right now, too. I had two Blue/Black Orps hatch yesterday, another one is zipping now, and I have 2 more pipped. Plus I have a pipped muscovy duck and a pipped blue frizzle bantam.


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