I woke up to 1 internally pipped (I can hear it), and it is the one that I almost eggtopsied the other day (thank goodness I go in very slowly and check through membrane for movement.) I covered the piece that I broke off with an egg shell from another chick that hatched, and moistened the membrane! Yippee!
And there is another one that externally pipped this morning. It is peeping like crazy now, so it may unzip soon. The hatch happened 3 and 4 days ago, so glad I gave them extra time! It is strange that they were this pokey, but either way I am thrilled to have them! They are both silkies!
This is him or her!!!! My new little silkie that I have been waiting to get for over 2 1/2 years!!!! My Best of Show blue silkie has been holding back on me, and for 2 1/2 years she has not given me a single fertile egg to hatch! (She is getting up there in age.) Well, she finally did!!!! And it hatched! Here is my new little monkey! I was very shocked at its appearance. I bred my beauty to a white roo, that has always produced beautiful blue chicks. So, I'm not sure where the chipmunk look came from, or how it will grow out, but it will be fun to watch. And I know it will have major fluff in all the right places! I happen to have 5 more from her and him in the incubator, due to hatch on Tuesday or Wednesday, so it will be very interesting to see what color they appear as! But, regardless I am happy as a clam! I'm tempted to put my black rooster back in with her, but she was not producing fertile eggs with him, even though he is very fertile, and he also has bleed through in his hackle feathers, and most of his babies so far have too. So, I may just leave as is.
You can hardly tell where his face is in the first picture, it is facing toward the back a bit.
With my blue silkie baby that is 1 week older.
I have 1 internally pipped (I can hear the cheeps, and 1 externally pipped, both blue silkies, from other parents. You might have seen my big blue babies that I posted last week.
Then, I have another small batch hatching on Tuesday. In it, I actually have 5 more of these precious little silkie ones from my very special best of show hen, then 3 more blue silkies, 5 rocks, and FINALLY A FERTILE BLACK AMERAUCANA EGG that I am very excited about!!!!!! (After pitching around 120 infertile eggs, and trading in my rooster, for the most gorgeous Ameraucana rooster ever!) So, I am very, very excited for this upcoming batch!