Lock Down started Sunday night at 11:30. This morning (Tuesday) there are two eggs starting to pip, just a raised fleck of the egg shell. I'm a little worried because this wasn't supposed to start to happen until tomorrow.. think it will be ok? These are a mix of Marans. We've been talking to them since lock down started. A few are peeping back at us and eggs roll evry so slightly.
I'm going to take a nap. Have been caring for my sick DN and literally no sleep for either of us for two nights. We'll see what's going on after out nap. Hatching is always a thrill!! I accidentally bid on some eggs on BYC. I'm sure I'll be out bid soon, or maybe I'll keep going and buy them anyway LOL. I could hatch non stop, every step of the way is so fun and my DN loves to care for them, it's really taught her a lot about compassion and caring for animals.
Well, one went from a tiny pip to busting out of her shell in less than 10 minutes! She is very, very vocal... Hope it's ok for her to be knocking the rest of the eggs around?????? She's like a little bull in the incubator.
This is so exciting, when we talk to her I swear she looks right at us! I can hear her two rooms away, chirping up a storm. Maybe that will encourage the others to hurry up?
Good thing I had a 20 minute power nap today, I'm going to stay up and watch the progress. It's amazing!!!!
I'm so glad you have my back ZZ! I'll feel free to bid wildly now. Bon Bon's... really I;ve never eaten one in my life so sorry I don't have any to share. I read childrens & animal books instead of ... was it Cosmo? Besides, a Cosmo is a flower, not a life style LOL
I so want a video cam, for hatches and inside the coop... but then you all would see me obsessing, singing, talking to the chickens & peeps... so I need to think about it LOL.
OK, we have 7 hatched, one pipping, another one zipping YAY!!!! I moved the first 4 that hatched into their fancy cardboard box brooder w/ heat lamp and paper towels for carpet.. They were running races over the eggs in the brooder and knocking them pip and zip side down - it was a mess.
I almsot didn't set one of the eggs to hatch when it was delivered, it was so HUGE, looked like a tripple yolker, so far nothing from it so no big surprise. WHen I moved the chicks I held some eggs to my ear and could hear peeping and pecking going on - VERY EXCITING! The big egg, nothing. Who knows what it will do, but it sure seemed too big and double yolk-ish. I had a very hard time getting my DN to go to school today. SHe took some of the hatched shells in a baggie to show the kids at school. It's hard to tell who is more excited around here. We looooove hatching! I'm bidding on BYC eggs now. Just one more Hatch and then I have to stop for the year, really, I do.
I am tickled that you both are having so much fun with this! I know that excitement all too well... and it's amazing!
If that is a double yolker, I hope it didn't develop and won't hatch... I had one pip and when I helped it out, it had 2 bodies and one head. Very sad.. and ultra weird.. I didn't know it was a double..
I love weirdness, but not that kind, how sad. I'm really going to have to work on learnign to candle so double yolkers and chicks that quit half way through the hatch can be taken out of the incubator. I'm hoping the giant egg doesn't hatch. I have a cull plan if needed.
There is nothing like fuzzy butts, or babies of any kind, to lift your spirit! It's just so absolutely amazing to watch them pip, or roll in the egg when we talk to them. I'm not getting a thing done today, it's CHICK day and I don't want to miss a second of it! I got so excited I upped my bid on the byc egg auction. Oh boy.
Yeah, when they look at me an "awwwww" just comes out all on it's own. Chick toes are the coolest, but their little eyes that follow every move just melts me. There is a 9th one pipping, the others are doing nothing. I'm going to leave the eggs alone until.. Friday evening? If they're going to hatch they would do it by then, right?
I'm wishing for a second incubator right now...
Back to staring at and talking to chicks and eggs.
Its so good hearing about a good hatch for a change! great job Annie! Im still in awe over the one little girl baby Serama I finally got out of 3 broods. She is still with her Mama and is a mama's baby, but I go and hold her and talk to her every day! She sends her best to all your babies too! She says we neeeed pictures of those newbie babies!
I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow, hadn't even thought about it, have been too busy just watching & watching. Can't wait to hatch more LOL. I can do one more and that's it or they'll be crowded, can't have that.