You'd think I'd be used to this by now! Update! One is out!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gvntofly05, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hatched many times! Each time I go crazy waiting for pips!

    Well most of my hatches I have had at least 1 pip this far into day 21. Except for my first batch of Marans. That hatch I got a pip late on day 21 and they all hatched on day 22 and day 23.

    All my other hatches I had pips on day 20 and all hatched on day 21.

    Well I am hatching my first batch of my Marans offspring and it is halfway through day 21 and not 1 pip! I saw a couple rock last night but nothing since.

    Right now I am feeling like I have a failed hatch. All my other hatches have had a 80% or better hatch rate.

    Is it possible that these chicks are just following in their parents footsteps and they won't hatch until days 22 and 23?

    Why does this still get to me with so many hatches under my belt?

    I'm going crazy and I know patience is the key. I guess maybe I just needed to vent since I have no other adults at home right now to talk to about it!
     
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  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Deep, cleansing breaths! We are here with you!

    I wouldn't be surprised if they did follow in their parents' footsteps. Let us know how it goes!
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Stay on the computer! Back away from the eggs! [​IMG] Happy hatching, [​IMG]
     
  4. Eggscalibur

    Eggscalibur Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm right with you. I am into Day 22 right now, with only one egg peeping. The 10 others are totally quiet. This is my first hatch, though, so I have nothing to compare it to.
     
  5. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man, my first hatch goes into lockdown in 4 days and I'm so nervous. I'm hatching Marans too... Keep us updated cuz if mine are late I'm might need this post to calm my nerves [​IMG] LOL!
     
  6. Eggscalibur

    Eggscalibur Out Of The Brooder

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    Amazingly enough I just saw the first pip about 15 minutes ago. Like I said, this is Day 22 for us - or Day 23, depending how you count. I started the eggs late in the evening of June 30. I am so relieved to finally see something! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your little guys.
     
  7. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...a watched pot never boils...

    ...a watched egg, never [​IMG]
     
  9. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still no pips!!

    Once I get the first pip I usually settle down and all worry goes away. I'm doing all I can to stay away from the bator.

    I need bedtime to get here fast! Hopefully I can awake in the morning to pips or zips!
     
  10. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I woke up this morning to 2 pips!

    I'm hoping these two will make their appearance sometime today. Still 7 more yet to do anything.
     

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