Uh oh- they are hatching early!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by genevieve, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. genevieve

    genevieve Out Of The Brooder

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    I just went to take the eggs out of the turner and put them in lockdown and one is pipped!!! They aren't due until Weds. I hope it doesn't shrink wrap now...
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    They should be alright. What are you hatching and how high was your incubator?
    Michele
     
  3. genevieve

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    They are black split lavendar orpington eggs, in a hovabator 1588 with auto-turner. Have been at 99.5 the whole time (I think- I have them in the back bedroom so I can't bother them too much...). There is a sl bigger hole in the shell now and it is cheeping like crazy.
     
  4. Congratulations! An early delivery doesnt mean anything bad usually. Just treat it like you would any other baby chick.
     
  5. genevieve

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    Fingers crossed I didn't dry them out too much!
     
  6. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics please!! [​IMG]
     
  7. genevieve

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    All I have so far is the tip of one beak poking out of a tiny hole... as soon as there is something cuter I will post up pics!
     
  8. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!
     
  9. genevieve

    genevieve Out Of The Brooder

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    Chick1043 that is an awesome avatar picture!
     
  10. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! Actually it's a picture I took and not something I found off the internet! (For once!) lol
     

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