We have PIPS!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AllyRodrigues, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. AllyRodrigues

    AllyRodrigues Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to have to post this as well, but it's my first batch! As I walked to the dryer this morning, I heard my first "cheep cheeps". I looked closer and saw that at least 3 or 4 have pipped!


    I have 15 white leghorns from eBay and 2 of my own backyard mysteries in there! Pics to follow as they come in!
     
  2. leghornlover@123

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cant wait
     
  3. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't it exciting?[​IMG]
     
  4. AllyRodrigues

    AllyRodrigues Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, here was my chick hatching disaster from last night. I had lots of pips when I got home from work yesterday and two chicks were hatching all the way out. I had not expected them a day early and was unprepared, so we ran to Tractor Supply to get stuff.

    When I got home, I found that our cat (who hasn't cared about incubating eggs for 3 weeks) has knocked the entire incubator off of the table and onto a chair. It didn't completely open, but all of the moisture was gone and the hatched chicks and eggs were in a pile in the corner of it.

    I panicked..I moved the drying chicks to the tub I bought and tried to nicely rearrange the eggs in the incubator. They all got sticky. A couple more who were already almost done were able to finish, but the others were glued in. Against BYC advice, I helped them out (making sure they had absorbed everything). I helped three out and left them in the bator overnight to dry.

    They seemed fine this morning, so I moved them to the tub with the others.

    At least 3 more have externally pipped and I feel like they are also glued, but I had to leave for work this morning. I guess I'll see what the situation is when I get home.

    So 11 of 17 are in the brooder..

    Everything had gone so right!!! I will never let that happen again.

    here are the few few out:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMGoodness! I bet you FREAKED!! As soon as these dumb cats hear noises & chirping they get all dumb about it and try to hunt. [​IMG] I hve to lock mine in the bathroom with a litter box at night if I have any due to hatch.

    What cuties!!!
     
  6. bikerchic

    bikerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, I hope all the rest make it out ok!
     
  7. Mama duck 8

    Mama duck 8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remember my first time ! [​IMG]
     
  8. leghornlover@123

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    post pics after work:D
     
  9. BasicallyHeather

    BasicallyHeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first pip, too, about an hour ago! This is my first time incubating...we only set three eggs, and this is our only one that made it this far. I can't wait until my kiddos get home from school so that they can watch! Good luck to you, pip-buddy! [​IMG]
     
  10. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 I have a white silkie egg that pipped not to long ago [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] No chores will be getting done today [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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