We now have 6 hatched, all have needed some assistance 4 have needed complete hands on assistance. Here are the first 3, the others are drying as they are about 20 minutes old lol.
One looks like it might have splayed leg, it was upside down in the egg. Does this look like splayed leg?
Great job!! So cute. Please post more pics once they are all dry.
Looks like my broody cemanis will only have one chick. Some of the other eggs vanished, one was broken (which I suspect was the fate of the missing eggs) and two were late deaths. So they have one chick - and they might not even get that one if they don't shape up. When I pulled them from the nest into the chick raising area they were totally ignoring the poor thing and instead going crazy scratching in the shavings while it cried. I stuffed them and the chick back into the nest and they settled down and it went under them but if they don't shape up they won't get to keep it.
I'm also pretty miffed. I did the first candling on the sultan eggs I got. 14 were sent to me for free besides the cost of shipping. Those are doing phenomenally. All except two that had floating air cells are developing. Then there's the 12 I paid for. First, I was a little annoyed that I didn't get sent any extras, but they all arrived intact, so no harm, no foul. However, upon candling, only 2 of 12 are developing! And it's not a case of rough shipping because their air cells are all intact. Plus they all came in from the same area of Florida, just two different breeders, so I really wouldn't be surprised if the boxes were together for most of the journey.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure I was sent eggs that aren't even fertile. When I get home I think I'm going to crack some and check for the bullseye. I'm debating messaging the seller. I know shipped eggs are a gamble but to have only 2 of 12 intact eggs with perfect air cells start developing...something's not right there.
I have anew broody too and she left the chicks screaming and wandered off. (but there is always an "auntie" keeping an eye on them) She won't sit on them but she's always within a foot of them. I hope the mom shapes up though. So far I've only had 1 silkie mom that was excellent. She was a little older too, so I hope some of these girls get better with practice!