First udpate, I'm totally excited to have budgies again!!!!
It's been a l-o-n-g time. I haven't seen a white one in years!
The classifieds are evil.
They are two young females.
Maybe...just maybe a suitable male suitor may require a new residence.
My hatch is one egg short of being done.
May 12 - chick internally pipped, was out waiting for me the next morning. (white chick)
May 16 - 3 chicks hatched
May 17 - Had one chick zipped and hatching. Unfortunately his intestines had herniated out of the umbilical opening.
I made the decision to cull the chick. I know who the mother is and she's flagged until further notice.
Of course the majority of the chicks hatched while I was away yesterday.
Got home last night, later than planned and of course the humidity had dropped in the bator.
There were a couple slightly stuck chicks and a couple who hatched ahead of their date and they were under the top tray needing to be taken out.
May 18th - Two chicks hatched this morning
Total: 16 chicks hatched chicks
1 chick still to hatch
20 eggs that made it to lockdown but DIS
- 2 double yolker eggs (I keep trying...lol)
- a number of eggs that were ready to hatch had pipped but didn't make it further
- a few eggs that externally pipped on the underside of the egg and either had liquid come out of the egg, and/or the egg got stuck to the paper towel in the bottom tray.
- some died before absorbing everything and they had liquid in the shell
EE x EE (I'm still surprised by the colors, especially the darker solids. Was expecting chipmunks)
OEGB x OEGB
OEGB x Silkie X (my good one)
Above is how I set up the last egg to hatch. I have a dampened paper towel in the container with the egg and I covered it with a sandwich baggy.
The chick moved inside but it doesn't look good to me. It's due today. We'll see if hatches. I'll post the results.
I also had an earler egg that had zipped but hadn't finished and it looked like it would get stuck.
The baggy covered container with humidity worked beautifully and it hatched with no issues.
In the 'bator are guinea eggs and eggs collected from Spike, my bluest laying EE.
I guess that's about it.
Edited by Wickedchicken6 - 5/18/16 at 5:05pm