We have a pip! *NEW CHICK! TWO!*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Stormhorse23, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    Big Mama and Peter and going to be parents! Both of which were survivors and now are going to be parents! A pip! A pip! This baby (if it does okay) will be a Silkie/Buff Brahma mix! Can't wait to see how it turns out! Got tweezers and paper towels ready! How long until I know something isn't going right. Is it okay to open the bator to turn the duck eggs cause I did????? I am so excited! I'll get pics later
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2008
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Remember it can take a chick up to 24 hours from pipping to a zipping out....be patient..... opening the bator will cause the temps and humidity to go down not good when one has already started pipping....
     
  3. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    Quote:Ok great! The little thing cheeped at me like "hey, shut it! Its cold!"
     
  4. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    Ok. It quit cheeping and was really quiet a took a tiny chip away from the shell and I think it needed it. Now it is working at it on it's own.
     
  5. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    What day are you on stormy?
     
  6. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    This is day 22
     
  7. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    I hope you have a good hatch.
     
  8. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    Me too! Thanks!
     
  9. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    The chick was helped out of her around midnight last night. She is now fluffy and loud!

    When one door closes, another door opens.

    We lost our old horse today (Around 30 years old) and this chick helped ease that. Just seeing a new little life in place of the old makes me sad for his loss and happy for a life that has barely begun

    EDITED TO ADD- her name is cypher!
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2008
  10. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Aww sorry about your old guy. I'm glad you have a fuzzy butt to cuddle.
     

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