ugh lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shadowpaints, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Songster

    Jun 20, 2009
    Rigby, Idaho
    i have 36 of my standard silkie eggs in the bator, in lockdown its the end of day 18 UGH lol i have no paitence for this!! im glad i have to go to town tomorrow... i wont be hovering round the bator! haha anyone else on lockdown ? wann join me in being impaitent?
  2. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Songster

    Aug 7, 2010
    HORRAY!!! yeah im on lockdown. i HATE lockdown soooo much because you know they're gonna hatch real soon but they arent hatching YET.the worst day for me is day 19... for some reason that's my longest day...
    im on 19 today, and it feels like every minute is an hour
  3. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Songster

    Jun 20, 2009
    Rigby, Idaho
    day 19.. still see the eggs moving... lol im going into town.. i cant stay here and stare at the bator any longer!
  4. Amarisus

    Amarisus Songster

    May 14, 2011
    Fallbrook CA
    We just went on lock down a few days ago, we're on day 20 [​IMG] I can't stop staring into the bator, I saw some of the eggs wiggle and I about flipped! Its our first hatch ever so I'm super excited! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. TrueFamilyFarm

    TrueFamilyFarm In the Brooder

    Jun 3, 2011
    I think I'm on day 20 - I set eggs at 8am many mornings ago, so does that day count as day 1? I've seen some confusing opinions about this.

    At any rate, no noises or movement yet. If I stare at them long enough, my mind pretends that one is moving, but I think I just need to be patient =]

    Good luck to everyone's hatches! It's more fun to know there are other BYC-ers lingering near the bater today and tomorrow!
  6. stitch81

    stitch81 Chirping

    May 23, 2011
    I think I'll have the same problem. I'm only starting day 2 and I'm already hovering around the incubator. I just don't trust it to not screw up my first hatch, so I'm monitoring the temp and humidity levels obsessively. lol.
  7. Hoosierchickengal

    Hoosierchickengal In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2011
    Locked down on turkeys. Had one surprise hatch four days early! Wasn't nervous til that happened and saw how freaking CUTE turkeys are, lol. Now I'm trying not to hover, sigh. The little early guy is in a brooder with a chick and doing well. Haven't seen him eat yet but he's already picking at chick, who is a week older and pays him no mind.
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Just locked down the remaining 2 (of 15) bantam cochin eggs, [​IMG]
    Shadow paints love your avatar
  9. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Songster

    Jun 20, 2009
    Rigby, Idaho
    Quote:thanks! lol that was our colt, Dashh from last year [​IMG] he loved to torment his momma!
  10. Hoosierchickengal

    Hoosierchickengal In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2011
    Day 26 for turkeys and have 3 pips this a.m. I'm glad I have 2 busy days to keep me away from the bator-this is nerve wracking, lol!The little early guy is keeping us entertained. Hubby is falling in love. He wanted me to sell any poults that hatch. Now he is like "We are going to keep a few, aren't we?" :lol:My response-"Don't count yer turkeys before they are hatched."[​IMG]

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