Candled last night and removed a few clears. I was panicked because they didn't look developed enough for day 17-18, then I went back and count led and I was actually at 15-16. I set in the late evening and that always makes things wonky.
Anyway, most looked good! A few iffy eggs that I left anyway, and a few late blood rings. I didn't count. I know I'm down to two merlerault, because two were clear. And my polish mix is cooking right along!
Yes, there will be.
Sally said what? No, we are working on another one together.
LOL ha ha ha hah ah hahh aah yes TOGETHER we work on it! But I will make you do most of the work ok?
Good luck! Yes, sounds like you need to clean your hatcher.
Good Luck Chicken Hawk!
Wonderful! I'm glad you are able to keep them in class another week.
A pic that shows size would be great.
If there are still large views I would wait.
Welcome and good luck!
I couldn't resist, I went out and checked on the hens again just in case someone had decided to zip already. No zipping, but two more eggs have pipped!! That leaves only one of the calico eggs without signs of hatching soon, and at this rate everyone might be pipped by this evening! SO EXCITED!!
This is one of the Orpington's chicks! She is so cute!
This is the Orpington's other chick. She is so much darker than her siblings, I am guessing she is a Calico and the others are Mille Fleurs?
Lena's newest baby! She is also very pale colored.
awwwwwww so cute!! congrats!
@Sally Sunshine here is he chick from the huge blue/green egg. I didn't think it was going to make it. It wouldn't stand and has slept since it hatched friday morning. But this morning it was up running around in short bursts in the Hatcher.
do you have a face and side shot too?
yes they could be resting
Apparently my computer is protesting "multi-quoting" so after all that work, I lost my posting... Therefore, to all that have new fluff-butts, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
To those that lost some babies, I'm really sorry for your lose. It's never easy.
Molly is a beautiful puppy dog, I love the photo of her getting belly rubs from that cute little girl. It's very darling!!!
Good Luck with all of the hatches currently in progress!!!
As for my incubating adventure, I have 14 chicks currently hatched and several others pipped. I'm expecting at least 5 more chicks before bed tonight. My chicks hatched/are hatching a little early but all seem well formed and healthy so far.
GReat news!!! hope the rest hatch easily too!!
It could be that it is fresher and not as coordinated yet. Sounds like mama is doing a good job of returning to it as needed. Give it a couple of days. Sometimes there are issues we can't see going on and we loose some of the babies to that but hopefully it is just too fresh to be very active.
Keep us posted.
Thanks! I've hatched chicks before (too many to count!), but never from shipped eggs, so I'm more hyper aware of what the chicks are doing. A lot of the chicks I've hatched spend a whole day after hatching just resting under their mamma, so I would guess she is just in need of some rest after hatching (hopefully). This afternoon, when her older sister was getting some food and water with mamma, she climbed into the food bowl, so I think she's starting to get more active now. :)
Also, the last two eggs that had only pipped this morning, have hatched! Yay!
go with your gutt if she needs elecrolytes make some for her
Ugh, so frustrated. I had 18 Lavender D'Anvers eggs in the incubator on day 10, half of them were clears.
I bought them from ebay because they were cheaper rather than papa's poultry (where i've been purchasing my others and had ~95% fertility with them. So mad at myself for thinking they'd be just as good! I have had generally good luck with eggs purchased on ebay being fertile even if they aren't show quality birds. First time for everything I guess.
awwwwww so sorry!
GO BABIES GO!!!!
Total hatched to date for April is 24.
There are assorted mutts, Naked Necks, White Plymouths, and Erminett type EEs.
Marans x EE (OE)
oh how lovely!!!!!
SWEETTTTTTT I am in lockdown too!!!