Originally Posted by draye
Originally Posted by Fire Ant Farm
Welcome to world the newest little Aloha Naked Neck:
He greeted me when I woke up. (Number two, the one that first pipped, is zipping now.) I hope he doesn't mind waiting for the other kids...
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How many have hatched?
I think I can report final (or near final) results. 12 went into lock down. 7 babies in the brooder, one was weak and had to be euthanized (after I helped it - one day I'll learn not to assist). 4 unzipped eggs left. Tomorrow is Day 24, so I'll wait until after work then pull the plug. I got a huge amount of help over on the Incubating with friends thread...
The seven chicks in the brooder seem to be doing quite well so far, no chicks that seem particularly weak, all getting around ok - next couple days will tell (as always). Very sweet and friendly (as all NN chicks are, I think). NN chicks are SOOOOO cute!
With regard to the features of the chicks, they've been sleeping a lot (today is day 1-2), and I've been super busy, so haven't gotten the full tally. Two with yellow down, and 3 with more reddish brown down, 2 (I think) sort of chipmunky looking. But I honestly don't remember for sure (It's been a long day). I didn't get hatch weights - too much going on. I'll get week 1 weights and band them at that time. Six are Naked necks, one ended up fully feathered (a chipmunky looking one, I think). At least 2 full NN phenotype (I think - not always easy to tell), but I need to check more carefully later.
Here are some cute photos. First one is a baby I caught on the way out (hatched upright because of the air cells). And the last one is so cute - one of the little yellow ones got up on top of the Mama Heating Pad and had burrowed up under the baby diapers (like mama's feathers, very soft) - he peeked out to see what I was doing.
Edited by Fire Ant Farm - 2/21/16 at 6:59pm
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