We're pipping and hatching!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by calgal98, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. calgal98

    calgal98 Songster

    My first ever incubated egg is pipping! I have 20 in the hatching tray. These are shipped eggs so we'll see how they do. Though we are on lockdown I had to open to remove an oozing egg. Glad I did. Upon eggtopsy it was rotten. Yuck.
    Now just gotta get the eggs to all hatch. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Update saturday morning: Woke up to find 12 hatched. There is one more pip but the rest of the eggs are pretty quiet. I'll be moving quail eggs down to the hatcher today. They are due to hatch Sunday. Can't wait any longer.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2009
  2. dkluzier

    dkluzier Songster

    Isn't that first pip soooo egg-citing!!???
  3. baltimoreharps

    baltimoreharps Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    Cabarrus Co.
    Congrats!! Just found my first ever pip today too![​IMG]
    Now the torture part comes in where I'm having to sit on my hands because I want to go out there and lift the broody to see what's happening![​IMG]
  4. calgal98

    calgal98 Songster

    We are now hatched and singing for his brothers/sisters!! Keep fingers crossed for a full hatch.
  5. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    Ahhh, I remember my first pip [​IMG] It is so eggciting!

    Go chickies GO [​IMG]
  6. calgal98

    calgal98 Songster

    Two more pipped this morning. These two are creme brabanters. Yesterdays' chick is a silkie and doing great! I'm having a tough time sitting on my hands!! AAARRRRRGGGHHHHH![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The two creme brabanters are hatched. One more is pipping and it looks like one of the EE's is pipping.....Only 17 more to hatch today/tomorrow. Then quail come down for a Sunday hatch.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009
  7. calgal98

    calgal98 Songster

    Three hatched and 3 more pipping! Yay!! As a first timer and with shipped eggs, I wasn't sure I would get any hatchers. I threw lost of bad eggs away during the incubation process. I opened them all and was spot on with my *diagnoses*. That made me feel good. But I wondered if there were so many bad eggs if I was missing some. Guess time will tell.

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  8. calgal98

    calgal98 Songster

    5 hatched and 4 pipped.....[​IMG]

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