UPDATE- helped two out- pics of hatch!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yotetrapper, May 18, 2008.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night I had two pips. I woke up this morning to those two same pips. Then, a couple hours later there were 4 pips. Then five. No chicks.

    So I went to work for 7 hours. Came home to 4 chicks! So since I got home around 7 I've been peeking thru the window on the bator every fifteen minutes, wanting to see one hatch. didnt even see any that looked close to hatching, although I did see a beak sticking out of one egg. So I went and took a shower.

    Came out, and there were 5 chicks instead of 4.

    I probably wont get to see ANY hatch lol. Sneaky!!

    UPDATE:

    Just went out there, and saw an egg entirely zipped, and the two halves were moving! So I settled in to watch. The chick was half out, before I thought of the camera. So here are the pics!

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  2. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A watched pot never boils either!
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Congrat's on your new babies! [​IMG]

    I always try and set hatches so that Skip can see atleast one chick pip, zip and hatch...with no luck, what-so-ever.

    So while we were recovering together, after our bike wreck in Feb., I set a hatch just for him. He was like a little kid and made the best cheerleader! [​IMG]

    It was all it took for him to give me the "hatch away" okay! [​IMG]


    We're now both fighting over computer room rights to stare at the newly set Silver Spangled Hamburg eggs from Graceful Bantams. [​IMG]



    Linda in San Diego,

    That's sooo true, but we love to watch that pot anyways. Doesn't take much to amuse us here! [​IMG]


    Dawn
     
  4. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out to the kitchen to get a pack of smokes, and of course I just had to peek in the incubator.

    I got there just in time to see #6 come barrelling out of his shell like a bat out of heck.

    And THEN the others started pecking him!! He was just laying there, and for a minute I thought something was wrong with him, but I think he was just exhausted from getting out, cos now he's up walking around.
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Congratulations on your chicks! Thought I'd let you know that I candled last night and saw veins in 14 out of 15 and the last one is undetermined so I left it.

    Glad to hear that your hatch is going so well.
     
  6. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Buster! I'm glad your eggs look good too! Can't wait to see pictures of yours once they're hatched.

    I woke up this morning to 16 hatched, and it's only the morning of day 20th!

    3 for sure have pips, and I'm sure more do too but I can't see well with all those babies in there.

    I had 42 eggs to start, but about 15 of them were infertile. So I went into the hatch with about 30, so half of those have hatched so far.

    This being my first time, I was just sure NONE of them would hatch, so I'm really happy with what I have so far!
     
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Congrats!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm on day 19 and the suspense is killin me! [​IMG]
     
  8. Kessidy

    Kessidy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little turkeys! well not literally, but you know what i mean..
     
  9. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congradulations! [​IMG] fun aint it...[​IMG]
     
  10. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I just helped out two. They had been pipped for over 24 hours. i know a lot say to leave them, and who knows, maybe I killed them, but I also would of killed them had I just left them in there to die.

    The membrane was real thick looking, and white and dry. There was no blood at all on the first one, but I stopped when almost done on the second when i saw a tiny drop of blood. One, is all the way out of the shell now that I helped him. The other, a banty, is still in the shell but has half the shell peeled away now. The one that is all the way out doesn't look too hot right now, but I imagine the next hour should decide it.

    Right, or wrong, I made my decision and I'm glad I did.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2008

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