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whitby_sam

  • Joined Feb 2008
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2010, 11:03:54 am »
We've just taken our Maran X Warrens off the "Egg Van"... Humidity up to 70 and we've had better results at 37.8 degrees but that may just be coincidence. Hopefully we'll see some pipping later on today or early tomorrow. Hope all goes well Helen and John

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2010, 11:11:33 am »
Thanks Sam. I'm still here sat watching.. Think I see a crack in one ...

whitby_sam

  • Joined Feb 2008
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2010, 11:16:45 am »
Once one's hatched he/she'll encourage the others. Just wait til you hear a little "cheep" from inside the egg... I think that has to be the biggest suprise.
Our ducklings helped eachother out by pecking from the outside of the already pipped eggs (strangely they left the unpipped ones alone)
Happy Hatching!

QWOLF

  • Joined May 2009
  • DOLLAR
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2010, 01:51:39 pm »
Cheers sam
will let u know how i get on nearer the end of week will post some pics, i can hardy wait might take of egg van later today as i have just been on a sight that says humidity up 17th day? so i would b half way :) helen maybe a wee bit of disco music will help ur shaking eggs lol......only kiddin mind hehehe
Oh dear what are we like.....................!
Currently haved 3 x 5 months old peking bantams,2 x isa brown, 1 x welsummer and 5 welsummer chicks and thats me at my full quota, their great fun and i think everybody should keep a couple of chooks as there great and the eggs are a bonus  LOL

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2010, 04:22:33 pm »
Lol! yeah John let's start a new thread. What music to hatch to?? Suggestions please..

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2010, 06:12:58 pm »
"chirpy-chirpy-cheep-cheep" of course!
(no, I'm not old enough to remember it, just have a checquered past!!)
Little Blue

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2010, 06:56:17 pm »
Too funny little blue.. I'm old enough to remember it. It's all gone quiet.. 1 with a crack in but no progress since. They're not rocking about so much either. Hope they're still ok

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2010, 07:03:55 pm »
after our experience... keep watching closely, and be prepared to help a little if needed
good luck  x
Little Blue

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2010, 07:12:05 pm »
Thanks little blue. I'm sitting in the kitchen with a glass of wine watching them. Hubby is watching telly. Says I'm barmy but I can't help it...

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2010, 09:17:29 pm »
don't jump in to soon. or you end up with very weak chicks. sometimes they are not ment to hatch. the ones that struggle never seem to survive very long. dont be to keen to end the hatch there is nothing worse than finding live chicks when you are checking. but again they do tend to be very weak and imature. if you do get any that still have the sack outside then it maybe better to cull it.

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2010, 09:44:06 pm »
I've refrained from doing anything. I'm going to let nature do her stuff now. que sera sera... Damn frustrating waiting but I won't interfere.

Minigris

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Sweden
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2010, 04:36:54 am »
I'm watching this topic like a hawk  ;D 

I really want to know how it ends....good I hope.
Any news yet??
Hej då från Sverige,= greetzzz from Sweden
Monique

3 Flatcoated retrievers, 1 Irish shepherd, 1 Westy, 1 Mainecoon, 1 Housecat, 5 Ducks, 13 Chickens, 2 Pigs

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2010, 08:04:14 am »
Woke up to 1 beautiful little chick this morning, flapping around and chirping loudly. No sign from any of the others yet. Still today is day 21 so I'll leave the chick in with them today and hopefully by tonight we will have some more. 11 were fertile and moving yesterday. Will post piccies later.

QWOLF

  • Joined May 2009
  • DOLLAR
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2010, 08:10:13 am »
Congrats helen
Now for some more, it is certainly worth the wait:)
Currently haved 3 x 5 months old peking bantams,2 x isa brown, 1 x welsummer and 5 welsummer chicks and thats me at my full quota, their great fun and i think everybody should keep a couple of chooks as there great and the eggs are a bonus  LOL

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: Day 18 do I stop turning tonight?
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2010, 08:14:35 am »
Thanks do i take the shell out as they hatch or leave alone? Terrified to open the incubator.

 

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