Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine
Good news! 5 black BCM x Comets and 1 Yellow chirping and getting more energy! resting alot yet! CHAD look at those two in the back!!!! already fluffin up!
Do you see the black guy front left (ENLARGE THE PIC BELOW)
he popped out but was sorta weird stuck sideways and his head somehow was back in the shell!
IF you notice how LARGE he is..... his back hardly has feathers, I will assume from reading the notes in the
hatching 101 article that he is a result of HIGH HUMIDITY, which makes sence from being in lockdown with all those others for so many extra days...
so after giving that guy a big of help righting himself, I took out the remaining unpipped egg, dont ask my why, my gut told me to is all I can tell you, no other reason...... I candled and his air cell was the size of a DIME, yes DIME!!!
I assumed he was either dead or going to die because there was NO NO NO Way he could possibly move in that space that big!
So I marked the candle lines on the shell and started zipping real small along that line, then I saw for sure he was HUGE!!! filling the entire egg!!! you can kinda see in the picture. So I new I had to try to find his beak, which I have learned that TYPICALLY the beak will be found at the lower dip of the air cell, so I wet with just a drop of warm water so I could see through the membrane and there it was!! I cleaned the membrane off his beak with a tweezers and he started breathing, I dont expect the poor thing to live, but I at least had to give him a chance. I went down to check on them again and wet some more because he moved and I wanted to make sure his beak stayed clear
I dont want to freak and hang down there and then get upset, its best to let them do their thing and give them time, lotsa time when u help.... he did give me a drop of blood : ( so I stopped after I chipped the top of the shell off a tad more so that he can get out when he is ready, I sure wish I wasnt lazy, I should have ran upstairs for the camera during the candle!
But I honestly thought it was a gonner......
BOY DOES THAT SOUND LIKE I SHOULD HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON OR WHAT?????????
NOTE: these eggs were tossed around and run apon by all those 20+ chicks so they were really dirty!
So MAYBE we will see yet ANOTHER MIRACLE Chick!!
And so many people say dont help, I wouldnt have half that I hatched if I didnt help!
But Thank goodness I only had 1 and a half lol to help with allllll these eggs!!!
so yes.... there are 25+ new peeps chirpin down there!
REMEMBER these are Chads, from the chickens that a neighbors dog killed!
If he wants them he can have them in a few days after I make sure they will make it!
I would love to keep a hen, can you tell male from female of these breeds when chicks?????