Who else is going crazy waiting?!?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gumpsgirl, May 24, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Geez! This is driving me out of my mind! I sit and stare at my eggs all of the time. Everyone in my family thinks I am insane! I can't even stop thinking about them hatching while I am out shopping. Today while I was in Sam's I thought I was going to hyperventilate! No lie! This is terrible and I'm only on day 8!!! [​IMG] How in the world am I going to make it to day 21?!?!
     
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    Hey gump, we are here to help you. It will be alright. Just sit back , take a deep breath, and tell us all about your insanity. [​IMG]


    Remember you gave me eggs and I am only on day 5, get it day 5. And I have to turn them every 5 hours. But its O.K. I am not in hyperventilation mode yet.
     
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  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Just you wait Angela! It gets really bad! I truly am going crazy waiting for them to hatch!!! It was so much easier driving to the farm supply stores to just pick the chicks up! [​IMG]

    Oh yes! I forgot to add that the place I used to work called me and asked me to come back to work in June. Do you know what I told them?!?! NO WAY! I've got chicks that will be hatching in June! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    Your so funny. [​IMG] I laughed so long I forgot what I was gonna tell ya.
     
  5. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please [​IMG] do not get out the finger nail file! [​IMG]
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Try waiting 28 days -
     
  7. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, [​IMG] Miss Prissy that makes me feel a little better! My broody is on day 23. She has been on the nest for 28 days though, we had to wait 5 days for Cynthia to scramble [​IMG] and send some eggs.

    Ellie
     
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Please tell me what you had to wait 28 days for, so I won't ever go there!!! I hope it wasn't the guineas, because that's what my sisters want me to hatch next.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Everything but chickens is 28 or more days. Guineas, ducks, turkeys, geese, pheasant etc - except muscovy ducks - they take 35 days. Some banties take less but I don't raise those.
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Oh mercy, MissP! Maybe my nerves won't be as bad after this first hatch. [​IMG] I guess my biggest problem is the not knowing. Are the majority of them going to make it or not? That's soooo nerve wracking! I hope and pray that most of my Blue Orps. make it anyways. So does Speckledhen! She'll tell you the same! [​IMG] Those will be my biggest prize of the hatch. Don't get me wrong. The Delaware's are important too. I just want some Blue Orps. soooooo bad!
     

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