We are in our first LOCKDOWN EEEEK*Pics and Video link*LAST UPDATE

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Needycowgirl, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Needycowgirl

    Needycowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    We are in our first lockdown in our home made incubator!! [​IMG] We candled all of them tonight and everyone is moving, veiny and mostly dark. A little worried about the air sack on a couple but set them air end up..[​IMG]
    We got 17 mixed up eggs (we have noooo clue what kind of chickys they are), 18 days ago and set 16 of them. 1 had a huge crack on day 1, 1 was not fertile, 1 I dropped [​IMG] early on, and one got dropped at day 15 [​IMG]. So we have 13 all moving around and [​IMG].

    Now I will go [​IMG] for the next 3 days. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    Congrats!!! Let the insanity begin.......... [​IMG]
     
  3. Needycowgirl

    Needycowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    So tonight is the 21st day in the incubator and I am going [​IMG]. With all the horror stories I have been reading with bad hatches I want to check my eggs so bad to see if they are still alive in there. [​IMG] But I have been a good girl and havent opened the bator up at all [​IMG] I am so [​IMG] for this hatch we have had some ups and downs with heat and humidity:rant. So I am sure today and tonight I will be a wreck....LOL
     
  4. Needycowgirl

    Needycowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Morning!

    Tonight will be 22 days and this morning we got our first PIP [​IMG] ! I finally heard the little one make a peep too! I am so hopeful that even just a few make it. On a side note this is one I marked with a green pen on day 14 because when I candled it, it looked like it had stalled out. SO [​IMG]
    Now to [​IMG] and [​IMG] !!
     
  5. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Good luck !

    I woke up to 3 pips this morning. Killing me being at work all day. I hope to have some when I get home tonight.

    keep the humidity up! they need the extra water in the air.
     
  6. suburbanchickymama

    suburbanchickymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!! Post pics *when* they hatch!! [​IMG]
     
  7. AddictingChickens

    AddictingChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    do you all think using an incubator/brudder is better than having the hen sit on them till they hatch? It is cold in Bosotn still anbd I am unsure what do do and unsure how olld my fertile eggs are. I candeled last friday and saw dark spots and a few veins...
    I have no idea about this so I figured I shuld just nature takes its ourse but with the cold wetaher and all...very unsure!
    can anyone suggest what I should do?
    Thank you!
     
  8. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Best to just let the hen manage. She knows what to do. If however she loses interest & abandons the eggs you should be prepared to bring them into the incubator.
     
  9. Needycowgirl

    Needycowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    My one pip has turned into a Zip..Still only one...this is soo sloowww [​IMG] LOL But still fun to watch the little one move the egg and answer me when I talk to it. [​IMG]
     
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  10. Coldweatherbirds

    Coldweatherbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!!!!!! I hope you more pips & zips soon, plus that little chick!!!! Here's a chearing squad for you:
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