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post #61 of 65

My shipped eggs are doing about as well as FarmerMacs.

 

My araucauna hatched this morning.  Looks good! (wasn't shipped, was from a local store)

 

One Marans egg is chirping, so there is some hope there.  We are on day 23... I floated the remaining eggs, there are 2 other BCM that I am holding out for, but it looks like all the Cornish have been lost.  So, out of 23 shipped eggs, I have one that might make it, maybe 3 at best.

 

I'm off today to find a friend for my little chick.  He is so lonely in the bator now I hope the another hatches soon!

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post #62 of 65


Sorry to hear that your eggs were a bust too. Good luck finding a companion for your little one.

post #63 of 65

Well its been an eventful 24h.

 

I was able to find 3 Isa Brown chicks to befriend my Aracauna chick.  And while I was out picking them up, we had a BCM hatch!  The 2 new babies went in the box this morning with the others and are doing great.  Amazing!

 

I floated the eggs again this AM, all appeared dead/non-moving.  So I decided to bust them open and take a look.  2 of them were fully formed, malpositioned, fully absorbed yolk... I'm regretting not doing this yesterday.  All these eggs had weird air cells.  But, surprise surprise, the 3rd chick was alive. I decided to manually hatch it at this point because I'm pretty sure its otherwise going to be a lost cause.  its also malpositioned.  But, membrane is ruptured, its breathing ok, so I put it back in the bator for a bit.

 

I'm so mad that I didn't act sooner on the other 2.  No pips, nothing, but the way they were crammed in there I don't think there is any way they could have reached the shell.  But, all prevailing good advice says to leave them be... kinda ****** if you do, ****** if you don't!

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post #64 of 65


Here are my two little ones with adopted mom. She is very protective of them.
Edited by FarmerMac - 3/7/16 at 3:57pm
post #65 of 65
If I set eggs the feb 19 but didnt turn them for 24 hours is the hatch date the same or a day later? I have an egg one out of 12 that was due two days ago. When do I toss it? Since I dont for seeing it hatch.
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