UPDATED...HELP PLEASE - SEE Page 4 #34

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hatchaholic, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    And I'm only on day 19. I came in from work and feeding the animals and I have one egg that is zipping and one that has pipped.

    I'm not ready!!! I've been spending time at the hospital with my MIL and I haven't fixed my brooder yet. I thought I had plenty of time...How much time do I have before I have to move them from the hatcher??

    Also, the one has pipped actually pipped in the middle of the egg. I'm not using egg cartons; the eggs are flat on the wire. Is it likely that i'm gonna have problems with this one???

    OMG....Help me get thru this.....[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had them pip in the small end before and be alright but I would give it time. Its a judgement call but if you open the bator it will dry out the membrane and could mess up your other eggs.
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can leave them in there for 24 hrs.
    If you have a rubber maid tote those work very well for a brooder. Just get a lamp to hang over it.
     
  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I'm sending my son to get the rubbermade tote now. I have a big brooder set up, but it's in the barn. We used it for my chicks we got at a day-old. But, it's supposed to be down in the 30's for the next couple of nights. I don't think the heat lamp will keep it stable enough while they're so little. So, a trip to Wally World it is...
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good luck. Keep us posted.
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Good luck !!!! Hope you have a great hatch !!! What breed are they ??
     
  7. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    These are barred rocks. I am sooooo excited.
    BTW, how long will this zipping thing take? I don't know if I can take the stress. HA!
     
  8. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can be quick or it can take awhile. Just dont open the bator or try to take it out. It may not have absorbed all the egg yolk and blood yet. They do rest and sometime for quite a while.
     
  9. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Oh, don't worry. I don't care if I have to use my kids toy handcuffs...I'm not touching those eggs. LOL!

    I figure if it's meant to be, then they'll hatch.

    Will ya'll tell on me if I call in sick to work tomorrow? LOL!
     
  10. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll swear to your boss I heard you coughing from 4000 miles away! Good luck!
     

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