Originally Posted by Blooie
How do you get chicks to stand still long enough to get that kind of photo?? Cute babies!
We got one more during the night. Another little dark one. So that's a total of 9 in the brooder right now, and one still rocking in the incubator. I water candled the remaining 5 eggs, and 4 were totally lifeless. But #14 set that water to rippling, so it is back in the bator. Remember early on I mentioned that a couple seemed to be a little behind in development, so I was moving them from spot to spot in the incubator. I think this might have been one of those. Eggtopsies on the others (ain't ya'll proud of me??) showed 4 dead chicks, but the only common denominator in 3 of them was that the membrane seemed pretty doggone tough. The other one must have nicked a vein because there was a lot of blood in the egg. So now we just wait for #14 to finish cooking and hope we get our tenth chick out of the 14 that went into the lockdown.
I said "STOP" and they stood still!
Nah, I just got lucky
You give us faith in shipped eggs. Between you and Amy, it really goes to show that good packing from the sender is imperative, along with great genes, but it can be done!!
Excellent job. And great job on the eggtopsies too. It can be tough, but valuable learning. Sometimes we still don't know what happened, but it all adds to the learning bank.
Originally Posted by arr36
Congratulations on your babies! 10/14 isn't bad at all.
My little fighter is doing good. He is cheeping and walking about pretty well. He thinks I'm his mama and tries to hide under my hand so getting a good picture was hard 😍, Out of his three siblings, one hatched, one has externally pipped and the other is internally pipped. They're all with the hen. Do you think it'll be safe to reintroduce this baby tonight? I figure the two non hatched ones will need some time to get going so this one won't get left behind immediately.
What a cutie! You did great!
I'm not sure what to tell you about introducing it to the hen, sorry.