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There is still an egg in the bater but here are the Thanksgiving babies.

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Sent because I'm probably bored.

 

So CUTE! I love the coloring of the blue/grey one in the middle and the brown one with white speckles on his/her head!

17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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post #392 of 490
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So CUTE! I love the coloring of the blue/grey one in the middle and the brown one with white speckles on his/her head!

 

The blue/grey is a Lavender Ameraucana roo over a Silkie/Ameraucana hen. The brown is a Bielefelder cockerel.

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Cool

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Day 18 and so excited!!
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Day 20, not seeing much movement but when they went into lock down was looking good so not worrying yet, pulled 1 infertile and one that shrink wrapped while I was gone, will see how it goes tomorrow

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So CUTE! I love the coloring of the blue/grey one in the middle and the brown one with white speckles on his/her head!
Just wondering where you got your eggs from because you said they were shipped. I love the chipmunk looking ones. And the little lavender too!
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Just wondering where you got your eggs from because you said they were shipped. I love the chipmunk looking ones. And the little lavender too!


The chipmunks are Bielefelders and the blondes are Buff Orps from Ebay. The lavender and all the black chicks are from the backyard. My daughter fell in love with the lavender. She already has it following her around. It's funny as heck watching her duck walk around the garage with the chick chasing after her.

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:hitWell, It would seem that tragedy has struck my olive and blue eggs. Original set was three olive and three blue eggs. I candled Tuesday night. Couldn't see anything but solid shadow in the olive eggs. So, they went in the hatcher. One of the blue eggs was a late quitter. (Underdeveloped with slight veining) It was tossed earlier today when candled again and no veins were present. Two of the blue eggs were right on schedule. So, they went in the hatcher.

 

So far so good, right? 5/6 eggs still in progress. That is what I thought, but it was no to last.

 

Hatching seems to take forever, and we went to visit family for 1.5 days; all day Thursday and part of Friday. Just got back this afternoon to a devastating scene. Well, the cats have struck back against the baby chicken invasion. The hatcher was knocked to the ground and the light (heat source) was broken. One of the olive eggs was smashed open (membrane still intact). All the eggs were cold and the hatcher temp down to 74*F. I don't know how long they spent in the cold, but I candled and noticed active chicks in the blue eggs and the smashed olive egg has a noticeably active chick still kicking. Can't see anything in the two remaining olive eggs, just too dark. The eggs were slipped back into the main incubator along the side that doesn't have a turning tray, until the hatcher can be fixed. I am hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.

 

It may be a complete loss for this hatch(still waiting to see if any will survive), but the chickens have countered this devastation by being exceptionally productive over the past two days. I collected 22 eggs from the girls(15 layers) this afternoon. One was tossed because of a bad chip/crack in the side. Of the 21 good eggs 15 were selected for hatching (due to hatch Dec. 18).

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:hitWell, It would seem that tragedy has struck my olive and blue eggs. Original set was three olive and three blue eggs. I candled Tuesday night. Couldn't see anything but solid shadow in the olive eggs. So, they went in the hatcher. One of the blue eggs was a late quitter. (Underdeveloped with slight veining) It was tossed earlier today when candled again and no veins were present. Two of the blue eggs were right on schedule. So, they went in the hatcher.

 

So far so good, right? 5/6 eggs still in progress. That is what I thought, but it was no to last.

 

Hatching seems to take forever, and we went to visit family for 1.5 days; all day Thursday and part of Friday. Just got back this afternoon to a devastating scene. Well, the cats have struck back against the baby chicken invasion. The hatcher was knocked to the ground and the light (heat source) was broken. One of the olive eggs was smashed open (membrane still intact). All the eggs were cold and the hatcher temp down to 74*F. I don't know how long they spent in the cold, but I candled and noticed active chicks in the blue eggs and the smashed olive egg has a noticeably active chick still kicking. Can't see anything in the two remaining olive eggs, just too dark. The eggs were slipped back into the main incubator along the side that doesn't have a turning tray, until the hatcher can be fixed. I am hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.

 

It may be a complete loss for this hatch(still waiting to see if any will survive), but the chickens have countered this devastation by being exceptionally productive over the past two days. I collected 22 eggs from the girls(15 layers) this afternoon. One was tossed because of a bad chip/crack in the side. Of the 21 good eggs 15 were selected for hatching (due to hatch Dec. 18).

 

 

Oh that's sad. Hope they are able to hatch still. Good luck with your new hatch as well.

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:hitWell, It would seem that tragedy has struck my olive and blue eggs. Original set was three olive and three blue eggs. I candled Tuesday night. Couldn't see anything but solid shadow in the olive eggs. So, they went in the hatcher. One of the blue eggs was a late quitter. (Underdeveloped with slight veining) It was tossed earlier today when candled again and no veins were present. Two of the blue eggs were right on schedule. So, they went in the hatcher.

 

So far so good, right? 5/6 eggs still in progress. That is what I thought, but it was no to last.

 

Hatching seems to take forever, and we went to visit family for 1.5 days; all day Thursday and part of Friday. Just got back this afternoon to a devastating scene. Well, the cats have struck back against the baby chicken invasion. The hatcher was knocked to the ground and the light (heat source) was broken. One of the olive eggs was smashed open (membrane still intact). All the eggs were cold and the hatcher temp down to 74*F. I don't know how long they spent in the cold, but I candled and noticed active chicks in the blue eggs and the smashed olive egg has a noticeably active chick still kicking. Can't see anything in the two remaining olive eggs, just too dark. The eggs were slipped back into the main incubator along the side that doesn't have a turning tray, until the hatcher can be fixed. I am hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.

 

It may be a complete loss for this hatch(still waiting to see if any will survive), but the chickens have countered this devastation by being exceptionally productive over the past two days. I collected 22 eggs from the girls(15 layers) this afternoon. One was tossed because of a bad chip/crack in the side. Of the 21 good eggs 15 were selected for hatching (due to hatch Dec. 18).

 

 

Oh that's sad. Hope they are able to hatch still. Good luck with your new hatch as well.


Thank you. I hope so too. I will probably give them ​until Sunday or Monday. They were due today, so Monday would be 24 days into the hatch. Any that hatch after that will be considerably weaker with little chance of surviving until adulthood. I had a similar temp fluctuation happen (different circumstances) a while back with a different incubator. About half the eggs hatched with one hatching day 25. Day 25 chick lasted about 48 hours and the rest only survived the first couple weeks. Hoping that doesn't happen this time. I was really wanting those olive chicks.

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