When do I call it quits??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kidsmaw, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. kidsmaw

    kidsmaw Out Of The Brooder

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    I need a reality check. Is it time to call it quits?

    My first chick pipped on Saturday at 11 pm and hatched on Monday at 7:29 am! 32 hours and 29 minutes later. Thought it would be the death of ME!

    I am now at the tail end of day 23--day 24 begins at 11 am this morning (Thursday). Nothing has come of the other 8 eggs (no pipping, no peeping, no rock & roll). Thought I heard a bunch of tapping yesterday, but now I am beginning to think it was just the crunching of the Styrofoam bator from my ear smashing it down on top.

    How much longer do I hold out hope? [​IMG]
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I had one hatch once on day 24, so I always wait for day 25! [​IMG]
     
  3. kidsmaw

    kidsmaw Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! I am holding out hope for another day. Oh please, oh please, oh. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes thats how it goes
    we all hate to give up, but I too on day 25. call it quits.
    and clean up and ,ake room for the next hatch
    .:lovemy chix.
     
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  5. carolynb

    carolynb Chicken Kisser

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    Good luck!!! Let us know how it goes!! [​IMG]
     
  6. kidsmaw

    kidsmaw Out Of The Brooder

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    So is that the beginning of day 25 or the end of day 25?... I would totally be okay with these babies coming out, pubescent. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    wait to the end! i just went through this with my last hatch! None of the eggs were good [​IMG]
     
  8. kidsmaw

    kidsmaw Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, I am waiting. Pretty sure my husband's gonna have to drag me (kicking and screaming) away from a stinky bator. [​IMG]
     
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