Whistle While You Work - BBS Orpington Hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MissPrissy, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Since early this morning I watched this one chick pip and do nothing.

    This evening as went up to check on my chicks and look in at the temps on the bators The pips had not progressed very far.


    I leaned over the bator and started whistling. The chicks started peeping and zipping.


    I kept whistling.


    Never stopped whistling.


    4 min 38 seconds later a new black orpington birthed itself into this world at 7:32 pm.



    It doesn't get much better than this on hatch day.
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Congrats! I can't wait till I'm hatching my own orp eggs!!
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    those Dwarfs of Snow White know what they're talking about!!!

    amazing, doesn't matter how many baby animals, birds, people etc i see, still a miracle!

    very exciting for you!
  4. Absolutely beautiful! I'll start whistling instead of lightly tapping the glass. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    They always take my breath away and make me cry when they are born.
  6. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    I happened to witness one of my Buff Laced Cochin chicks do that last night. It's amazing! It was like yours not out and then I started talking to it and it rushed right out of the shell [​IMG]
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Aw, how sweet! They do respond to sound. I cheep like a chick and DH says he can't cheep, he has to whistle. I cant whistle, LOL.
  8. injunjoe

    injunjoe Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Pasco county, FL.
    Thats so cool.
    I am waiting for my first hatch, on Sunday.(Bobwhite)

    Great job with the pictures!
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Aww that's incredible [​IMG] It's so cute!
  10. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Songster

    Jun 8, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    That is sooo awesome, Miss Prissy! Congratulations! [​IMG]

    I better get to whistlin' ..it's day 21 around this camp!

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