Thursday is the day...We Have a Winner!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Whistling Badger, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Whistling Badger

    Whistling Badger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We candled late last week. Seven of our eggs (out of the 23 we received) are fertile for sure--a few of the little critters were dancing around lively--and three "maybes." The others were getting nasty so we threw them out. I didn't open any of the bad ones, because if I threw out a good one I would rather not know.

    So, I took them off the turner monday night, poured a little more water in the little trays on the bottom to increase the humidity a bit. Our incubator has a metal screen in the bottom, presumably to give the chicks something to walk on until we move them into the brooder. So we left that in place. Now we'll just wait another couple days and see what happens. Anything else we should do/look for?

    The due date is our 4th anniversary. Hope we get a good omen. [​IMG]

    Tom
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2008
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    You know about keeping your humidity up to 70 and not to turn them.

    Happy anniversary. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck WB! I was doing the same thing last night, so we're in the same boat. Thursday at 6pm starts Day 21 for me [​IMG]

    Sending good hatching vibes your way and btw Happy Anniversary a little early [​IMG]
     
  4. Whistling Badger

    Whistling Badger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 20! Baby birds outside keep peeping, and we get all excited thinking it's our chicks. Not a sound from them, though...

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  5. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with your hatch ..and Happy Anniversary!! [​IMG]

    I'm a day behind you guys ...expecting little ones Friday ..yey! [​IMG]
     
  6. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Anniversary and good luck with your hatch. [​IMG] Ours are due to start hatching on Friday as well! [​IMG]
     
  7. Whistling Badger

    Whistling Badger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the well-wishes. Mid-afternoon and no pips, peeps, wiggles, or other signs of life! [​IMG]

    T
     
  8. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Patience, grasshoppa... [​IMG] ..that's what they keep tellin' me anyways.. You may have a inc'y full of little peepers by nightfall or tomorrow.. [​IMG]
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    We're on day 21 too...I have one hatched, 15 are pipped but no other action other than the pipped eggs. The one that did hatch pipped, zipped and hatched within 3 hours.

    Keep the faith...I;ll keep checking this thread!

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Whistling Badger

    Whistling Badger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Friday. Still nothing...

    T
     

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