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We have a PIP and several CHEEPS!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BerrytangleFarm, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    It's one of the 10 Silkies. The humidity has drifted down to 67% after 3 days in lockdown. Should I add water?? Without opening, of course...
  2. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    And one more egg pipped!
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    Do you have any finger nails left?
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:67% is my target humidity for lockdown. I wouldn't raise it!
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I just make sure my humidity in the last three days is over 60% so you're good.
  6. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    and send us pics when they're done, ok?
  7. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    Quote:Some, but the incubator window is definitely full of nose prints!
  8. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    We have yet another Silkie pipped!!

    I'd get some pics up, but you can't really see the action yet since the pips aren't that obvious in pics........soon!!

    Now...about my 12-week-olds.........I'm starting to worry about them....For the last few weeks, they've taken to staying in the coop to roost during the day, coming out to eat. Last weekend we gave one Australorp and one red to a neighbor. Since then, the other 4 have stayed in the coop quite a bit, with only 1 red coming out this morning when I opened the coop (they usually all tripped over each other to get out). The weather has stayed 40's-50's with some light showers now and then for the past couple weeks.

    I'm starting to wonder about these 4. Are they mourning the loss of their pals (the 6 were together since 2 weeks old)? (Do chickens even do that?) Are they upset that there's no place to roost in the run (there's a pic of the coop/run on my BYC page, though it doesn't show the roof we recently put over the run?
  9. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA

  10. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    First pip --


    Second pip--


    Third pip --


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