What do you do to past the time on day 21?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by -Mr.HenryRooster, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. -Mr.HenryRooster

    -Mr.HenryRooster Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2010
    Stress level is high [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hopeing for the best [​IMG] [​IMG]

    What do you do to calm the nerves and keep away from the bator ????
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Pretend it is day 18 [​IMG]

    Remember next time you set to set near bedtime - that way they hatch before you wake [​IMG]

    Get the brooder ready, or the next grow out pen, or work in/on the coop [​IMG]

    Take a walk or a trip [​IMG]
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I went to Starbucks and read a book and drank some frou-frou coffee on the 21st day, the first time I incubated eggs. I'd set them late, so I knew they wouldn't start until late. I was right; they started pipping that evening, and in the morning of the 22nd day, a couple had fully hatched. The rest - that were gonna hatch, not all of them did - hatched even later on days 22 and 23.
  4. -Mr.HenryRooster

    -Mr.HenryRooster Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2010
    I am going to Starbucks ha ha [​IMG] Venta triple shot french vanilla frappuccino extra whip cream

    It feels like every day i work on the coops and the brooder always need tweeking. Once again you guys and gals are the best!!!!!! [​IMG]
  5. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    Quote:OMGosh Great idea! If I ever go down this road again I will set the eggs around 11 pm (which is 30 mins past my normal bedtime) not 6 am. I am on day 22 with 8 chicks out and 10 just laying there on the bottom of the bator, not so much as pipped. I am no longer looking in the bator and I have told myself that they are not going to hatch. That seems to take away the stress. Also looking at the babies I have helps a great deal. I had a friend come over with more experience hatching to keep me company. The day before yesterday and before Judy got here yesterday was a nighmare for me, and will be the only reason I do not enjoy incubation. So worth it in my book! Judy I love you for that BTW! Good luck I think you shoud get de-cafe for the coffee or add a shot of anything (booze) to calm nerves. Good luck if you were close by I would come over and sit with you and a bottle of wine. Keep us posted! Keeping my fingers crossed for you. [​IMG]

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