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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:41 pm 
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I noticed on your last post, day 18 was actually your day 19 - only because it was MY day 18 and I remembered you were a day ahead. Wouldn't day 21 be tomorrow for you? If tonight is your day 21 then tomorrow is mine YAY. One of mine pipped this afternoon and I was worried that it will hatch two days before the others and I don't want to open the incubator when others are hatching.


:lol: That's pretty funny though!

Thanks for the info on the non slip matting too.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:27 pm 
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Hope the hatch goes great despite the mix-up! Looking forward to the updates!!

PS: I'm convinced to give the old hova another try. ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:51 pm 
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I put the eggs in on Saturday 27th November 2010.
Geez @$#@*& So day 7 is the following Saturday !
So that means that you're right, Bami... day 21 is tomorrow night. I can't believe I've worked out the days wrong... TWICE ! **hand banging forehead**
That means I'm only one day out, rather than two. Thanks for that Bami. :thumbs:

UPDATE
Friday 17th December 2010 (Day 20... no REALLY day 20!!) :rofl:

Just arrived home to see a second Sussex egg has pipped. :claps:

I am NOT opening the lid to check more closely, as I did last time, to see if any have pipped that I can't see from the outside.

The chirping is more regular than before, and I am occasionally chirping back at them for encouragement & bonding.

- Temp. is stable
- Humidity is also stable at a little below 75%

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:18 am 
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UPDATE
Saturday 18th December 2010 (Day 21...just)


- Temp. & humidity stable.
- Currently have:
2x Sussex pipped
1x RIR pipped
2x Australorp pipped
5x Total pipped

Off to bed, now that it's past midnight ! Big day tomorrow... broodies & brooder cage to be sorted out. :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:31 am 
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Woohoo on the pipping! I hope you get a sleep in since you were up so late, but I know you will be up early checking your chickies hehe. I hope some have progressed for you! I got a nice surprise when I looked in my incubator this morning!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:30 am 
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Bami,
I saw the photo of your fat little surprise this morning. :thumbs:

INCUBATION UPDATE
Saturday 18th December 2010 (Day 21)


- Temp. & humidity are now being completely ignored, as they should be fine now & any changes to humidity will be all over the place due to chicks hatching.

7x eggs pipped PLUS
1x Sussex hatched between 7:30am (when Mr Winglet 'might' have last looked at them) :rofl: & 8:20am (when I looked in on them).

First hatched is being called "Floppy Pot" by Mr Winglet, although we won't be able to tell it from the other Sussex when they hatch. :roll:

Winglet

PS. Am now keeping myself busy with lots of household stuff... and will check on them inbetween.
Photos will come later.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:40 am 
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INCUBATION UPDATE
Saturday 18th December 2010 (Day 21)


Have been out for a couple of hours & returned to find:

12x pipped PLUS

2x Sussex hatched

Winglet

Outside next to fix up broody arrangements etc for a while.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:47 am 
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Woohoo! Going well! I also have two out now, the second being an Araucana. Looking forward to pics.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:45 pm 
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HATCH UPDATE
Saturday 18th December 2010 (Day 21)


- Have come inside to have lunch, and now have:

8x pipped PLUS

3x Sussex
2x Rhode Island Red
1x Australorp
6x Total hatched

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:56 pm 
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Whoo, exciting Winglet! Mine are due next weekend for the Darling Ones to see newhatched babies for christmas.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:17 pm 
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HATCH UPDATE
Saturday 18th December 2010 (Day 21)

- Have come back from dropping off Mr Winglet & Beanpole at the basketball, and now have:

16x pipped PLUS

5x Sussex
4x Rhode Island Red
1x Australorp... poor lonely little fella... although lots of Australorp eggs pipping. :thumbs:
10x Total hatched

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:36 pm 
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HATCH UPDATE
Saturday 18th December 2010 (Day 21)

- Since my last post less than 20 minutes ago, the last of the half dozen Sussex hatched:

15x pipped PLUS

6x Sussex (100% hatch from these eggs) :woot:
4x Rhode Island Red
1x Australorp
11x Total hatched

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:55 pm 
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Awesome!! :woot: What an inspiration! :D

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:57 pm 
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HATCH UPDATE
Sunday 19th December 2010 (Day 22; hatch day + 1)


- Apologies for no updates until now. I've been having issues with the internet.
- Currently we have:

2x not pipped PLUS
4x pipped PLUS

6x Sussex (100% hatch from these eggs)
9x Rhode Island Red (2 of whom have incredibly dark, mahogany down!)
11x Australorp
26x Total hatched

- I took a second lot of eggshells out this morning, and did a quick count. I foolishly topped up the water, which caused the humidity to skyrocket, and all the dry chicks to become drenched within 10 minutes. I've removed the humidity plugs, put in a clean microfibre cloth to soak up some humidity, and left the lid open for a short while to let the moisture out.

- After half an hour the humidity was still high, and the previously dry chicks were still drenched, so I've moved them to a 'drying room', which is the small scorpion tank. It has reptile substrate in it, and I laid a teatowel over that & put a piece of non-slip matting on the top. The infra-red heat lamp is now facing both the 'drying room' & the brooder (a 2 foot aquarium), and the first batch of chicks dried out completely in the 'drying room' within an hour.

- I then moved that first lot, which comprised all the chicks that were able to stand without wobbling, into the brooder. The next batch of chicks that were standing steadily in the incubator have now been put in the 'drying room'.

- Those in the brooder have found the water by themselves & some have had a drink. The waterer has glass marbles in it to avoid possible drowning. They really didn't need to locate it until tomorrow, but it's good to see that some have discovered it for themselves. The others will watch & learn from those.

- Chick Starter Mash is scattered in a layer across the surface of the brooder, about half a centimetre thick. Some of the chicks have already pecked at it. Again, it really wouldn't have mattered if they didn't peck at that until tomorrow, but it's good to see that some of them already have the urge to peck.

Winglet

PS. The broodies didn't take to being moved last night. I've released them this morning & allowed them to return to their coop, where they're both sitting in one of the nest boxes until I figure out whether I'll leave one there to raise some of these chicks. I don't think I have sufficient accommodation for the rest of the flock without some aggravation, so I may just put them back into their broody cages & leave them to de-broodify (sic).


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:16 pm 
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HATCH UPDATE
Sunday 19th December 2010 (Day 22; hatch day + 1)


- We've been out for a while. On return two more have hatched, so we currently have:

2x not pipped PLUS
2x pipped PLUS

4x Total unhatched

6x Sussex (100% hatch from these eggs)
10x Rhode Island Red (2 of whom have incredibly dark, mahogany down)
12x Australorp
28x Total hatched

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