Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine
OH Ray!!! did you candle for internal pips? and listen for chirping? if you see internals and chirping help them for petes!! I told you have dibs on maran.... but I think I need that loner blue cochin peep LMAO!!! Can you sex these peepers I have... I was looking at wing feathers and I cant tell ****! I need a trio for the friend..... she may want the blues and I think I want the blues... ugggg I may have to hatch more eh?? LMAO!! there are a shitload of blacks in that brooder!! I call them little penguins
Sally,,, I candled, but you can't see much through these Marans eggs, I managed to save the other 2 cochins, and one of the marans, although by the time I tried saving the larger, darker egg, it was too late. Did and eggtopsy to see what the problem was, and found that the chick was absolutely huge and positioned incorrectly. It was facing the wrong direction and honestly can't imagine that it had any room to move around to pip it's way out. I removed it from the egg and couldn't believe how big it was, bummer since the egg was so dark and huge, definitely something I would have liked to have for breeding. At least there should be 3 blue cochins and one maran when it's all said and done.