Virgin Hatcher on Day 19

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nicolla, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Nicolla

    Nicolla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time hatching and I was wondering (and getting nervous) if I should have heard something or seen my little eggies moving? I am on day 19 now, tonight at 8 pm will be the start of day 20. Thank you so much!! All of you have been so helpful!
     
  2. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, CONGRATS!!!!!

    Next, just be patient!!!! Sometimes they won't even pip till day 21. Don't open your incubator and sit back and wait for the fun!!!!!!

    Keep us posted :)
     
  3. Nicolla

    Nicolla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate it!! I am so incredibly excited [​IMG]
     
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  4. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am excited for you!!! [​IMG] When I did my first hatch in an incubator a couple years ago, I got on here. It so helped to ask questions, get advice and just have people to talk to that were as crazy about chickens as me ! [​IMG]

    Keep us posted on how you are doing!
     
  5. chickmanna

    chickmanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks will pip internally before they pip the outside shell. Once they pip into the air sac and start breathing air you will begin to hear chirping, even before you see any visual signs of pipping. Have fun!!
     
  6. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck..I too am a first time hatcher. I am on day 13 and I am going crazy..I cant wait to see my fuzzy butts, I cant wait to see what this cross will produce.
     
  7. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!! I'm also having a first time hatch with an incubator and I'm really nervous! Today is day 16 for me. What breeds are you hatching? I've got blue Orpington and welsummer eggs in plus 1 barnyard mix from my own hens:)
     
  8. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What did you cross?
     
  9. Nicolla

    Nicolla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!! I am so incredibly nervous that something is wrong since I can't hear them yet and they aren't moving. Day 20 starts in 3 hours!!

    I have 20 Welsummers and 6 Americauna mixes. I don't know what they are mixed with so it will be a surprise. These chicks are my new flock because while we were building our house we were renting a house down the road and someone stole my chickens from our rental : (
     
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  10. Nicolla

    Nicolla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep sitting in front of the incubator waiting for them to move lol. I think my hubby thinks that I've lost it lol.
     

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