Trying to decide if I should take off work for hatch...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Barbedwirecat, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Barbedwirecat

    Barbedwirecat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2011
    So this being my first hatch and all---should I take a few days from work, or do you guys think they'll be OK?
  2. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2011
    burnley, UK
    i am on my 2nd day of work and would not of mist it for the world [​IMG]
  3. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    Uh . . . yes! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Reality check. If you can afford to take a day off, then do it and keep us posted!
  4. Barbedwirecat

    Barbedwirecat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2011
    I'm not sure I can "afford it" but I have the option. I'm not paid hourly---just by commission. My day off is hatch day, and then I was considering taking the next 3 off just in case? *sigh* I guess I could just see how it goes.

    Hope that makes sense LOL!
  5. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    LOL! They will totally be ok. You, on the otherhand will be a nervous wreck. I took off to see my chickies hatch it was SO EGGCITING! Its your first hatch and you won't want to miss any of it. Even my DH was obsessed with checking the incubator AND the broody which both had eggs set ont he same day. [​IMG]

    Totally, if you can afford to, DEW IT.
  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    I wouldn't, it would be too tempting to tamper with the incubator as the chicks are hatching. I find it better if I'm away from home while chicks are hatching, that way I'm not tempted to open the bator to check on the chicks and risk shrink wrapping the rest.
  7. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes, yes, yes...I did for my last hatch, they started to hatch Monday when I got I took off Tuesday, nothing more hatched, then they waited till Wednesday for the rest to hatch lol...and am thinking about taking this off Thursday...but they are starting to pip now...what to do what to do? [​IMG]

    but ChickieBooBoo is right you must not tamper with the bator...I did on my day off and shrink wrapped my last 3 chicks...saved 2 of them though... [​IMG]
  8. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    Considering it took almost 12 hours for our 1st chick to finally get out of his shell after pipping - I don't know that I would take the time off from work to watch. I tried to watch the whole thing, but gave up for sleep HAHA. If I were you I'd take a pic of the eggs before going to work and then when you get home watch to see what has changed. Take pics before going to bed and then when you wake up. It's fun to watch them hatch out - but it can be awhile before they finally make it out of the shell after pipping. Then again we had one that pipped and was out before I could get the camera to snap her picture.

    If you can spare the time - then it's an amazing thing to watch - if you can't spare the time - then just enjoy what part of the process you get to see.
  9. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
    X 2 Definetly !!!!

  10. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2011
    Bristol, VT
    I planned my hatch so that it would happen over a 3 day weekend since I work on weekdays only. I hate missing a hatch. It makes me a nervous wreck to not be here to watch lol.

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