"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally - Page 558
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Your molly is so cute!
Thanks. She was sure special, and we all miss her. She passed away last fall. I have two favorite pictures of her with the chickens:
Waiting for me to finish up chores in the run. See all the chicks behind her around the waterer? Never bothered them.
Look! Black and white bookends!
And one with our Kendra.
Sweet unique Molly girl!! love these pics!!! and Beautiful Kendra too!
So now that i'm all caught up
Last night after the 2 hatched another 3 decided to pop out, so i have 5 in the bator drying, 1 more pipped and hopefully more will pip while i'm at work
I did find 1 DIS this morning :*( last night it was breathing out its pip hole but this morning it wasnt moving so i got a bamboo skewer and stuck in the little vent hole so i could poke the shell and see if it would move at all, and it didn't, upon speedy removal it looks like it flipped itself down to the other end and got stuck and suffocated and i think it was a splash maran
agfter i took it out and started peeling to find its beak my daughter (4 yo) looks at me and says 'mommy i think its dead' lol, yep but i was still gonna try
I am sorry about the DIS
Ok.... I kinda need your guys help. I candled all eggs again and all look normal except for one of my EE's. It's darker and its veins has spread out much more than all the other eggs, but... I kind of think I saw two embryos! I saw two black dots on seperate sides that were both swimming, I don't know it could be my imagination, but it looked like their could be twins. I candeled all eggs before they went into incubator and none of them had double yolks, so what I'm thinking is it has two fertilization spots??? I have heard of this before but isn't that really rare? Has anyone ever dealt with this situation before? Any advice/help?
how close are the spots?
I'm not sure I could be, but it's only day 7 and they were on opposite sides of one another. Well today is day 8, but it didn't look like they were connected in anyway. They are both on opposite sides of each other, ones on the west side and the others on the east.
try to get images if you candle day 10!
*IMPORTANT INFO= TIMELINES PIPS ZIPS!!! & MARKING AIR CELLS DAY 18, DRAW DOWN, INTERNAL PIP, EXTERNAL PIP, and ZIPPING post #35770
THE ZIP / ZIPPING Final HATCH OUT!
THIS STAGE LOOKS ALMOST LIKE A ZIPPER ON YOUR JACKET!
IT ONLY LASTS UP TO 45-90 minutes for chicken eggs!
The final hatch is very quick compared to the previous gaps/stages! The Chick will continued to push through the shell, using its egg tooth.The chick will take a few short rests, changed position, turn and keep cutting through the shell until its head fall free of the opened shell. It will then kick off the bottom part of the shell and then rest exhausted while its navel opening heals and its downy feathers dry off. HATCH COMPLETE
Thanks so much! This is exactly what I needed!
Day 20 I've seen most of the eggs rocking, didn't check for internal pips, no external pips but someone is chirping!
Congrats to everyone with chicks!
this is terrible!!
awwwwwww feeding the flock!!!
how are the white quail eggs doing?
Eggs UNHATCHED at end of Incubation
I HAVE EGGS LEFT UNHATCHED NOW WHAT? post #25223
Pipped but dead post #47432
Normal hatching position and the six recognized malpositions Images: click here
Trouble Shooting Failures with Egg Incubation
Hatchability Problem Analysis http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00008570/00001
Troubleshootting Incubation http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8127.pdf
This is also a great pdf with pics: paste link in browser search: CLICK HERE
Eggtopsy: What happened to my egg? http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/363717/eggtopsy-what-happened-to-my-egg-graphic-pictures
Sally, have to say, cracking up at those look a like photos of men and their NN hair cuts..if they only knew!
Oh, you know I love these! Check out that white SG! Love it! You need more. :)
I knew I had a chick zipping, sat down to talk with my hubby a bit, then remembered the chick, ran..silly me..to get to the bator, rammmed...yes, rammed my pinky toe and the next one into a doorway, really hard. Pretty sure it's broken. :/ Man that hurt! All to watch a chick hatch! It's doing a nice swell up job..I've broken this pinky toe before. I've broken both pinky toes before. Am I a clutz? I guess. I fell on top of the brooder. Poor babies in there thought an earthquake had happened. I have my son's wedding to go to next Thursday. Hope I can wear a shoe. :/ I'm so mad at myself. This is the hatch for a friend..A Barnie is first to hatch.
I knew I had a chick zipping, sat down to talk with my hubby a bit, then remembered the chick, ran..silly me..to get to the bator, rammmed...yes, rammed my pinky toe and the next one into a doorway, really hard. Pretty sure it's broken. Man that hurt! All to watch a chick hatch! It's doing a nice swell up job..I've broken this pinky toe before. I've broken both pinky toes before. Am I a clutz? I guess. I fell on top of the brooder. Poor babies in there thought an earthquake had happened. I have my son's wedding to go to next Thursday. Hope I can wear a shoe. I'm so mad at myself. This is the hatch for a friend..A Barnie is first to hatch.