Waiting on chicks!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tilly, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Tilly

    Tilly Out Of The Brooder

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    (just realized I posted this in the wrong section before)
    This is the girl all my questions have been about lol

    This is my frizzle hen. We bred her a few years ago.
    Her name is "Pig" yes seriously lol

    She is currently sitting on 11 eggs (I think 8 are fertile) and due in the next few days (it wasnt planned oops)

    Her partner in crime (and the daddy) is my one of my roosters "Emu" [​IMG] a black straightfeather bantam

    Im going crazy waiting for the chicks so thought id post her mug on here she wasnt very impressed id taken her pic.

    The countdown is on


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  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love that picture!!! I sure hope she has a great hatch!! Please make sure and share pic's of your new babies. [​IMG]
     
  3. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love that pic that should be a pic of the week. I love the look on her face. Like she is saying see mommey I am doing it do I get a treat.
     
  4. Tilly

    Tilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys it wasnt planned but its crazy how excited I am now lol
    Pretty cool to be getting babies out of 2 chickens we bred ourselves aswell [​IMG]

    Oh and will definately post pics!!!!! At the first sign of a chickie
     
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  5. Tilly

    Tilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I just candled for the last time.

    I was right 3 eggs are no good but 8 are!!!!! [​IMG]

    I couldnt believe it I even saw one move a little, so amazing

    Can still see a few veins in most of them but not as much as before. They must be getting closer shes been on them for 15 full days and at least a few before that.

    No pipping though.

    CANT WAIT
     
  6. Tilly

    Tilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Well im thinking its at least day 17 now on my bantam eggs (most likely day 18-19) havent checked her yet this morning. (its 8:30am here) so am hoping to go out and see some pips at least lol

    Fingers crossed
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    OMG..she is so cute and looks like she means some serious business. LOL That's a great pic. Good luck with the hatch!

    Jody
     
  8. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the look that she's giving the camera!
    Good luck on your (her) hatch![​IMG]
     
  9. Tilly

    Tilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys [​IMG]

    I was just wondering as I read in another post that you should be able to hear the chick cheeping before they pip. Is that right?? How long can you hear them cheeping before they actually start pipping. I have eggs due to hatch soon (under a broody) and cant hear anything. Was hoping to see some pipping when I checked this morning - but nothing.

    Well its about day 18-19 now
     
  10. Tilly

    Tilly Out Of The Brooder

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    STILL NO PIPS [​IMG]

    I worked out dates and the latest they should hatch is monday (if I found her the day she started sitting.) I thought they would hatch about today but there is no pips. They were candled a few days ago and looked good saw some movement.

    Really thought there would be pipping by now though, will wait till this afternoon and check her again!

    Next time im using a bator lol

    Wish me luck [​IMG]
     
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