I've GOT to get a pic of "29"... I was getting ready yesterday to throw it out with an unhatched Icelandic. My hearing isn't the best and my little girl said, "Daddy, why would you throw away an egg with a live baby chick?" I said, it hasn't pipped and I can't hear anything and she said, "I can hear it peeping"... so we took it into the kitchen, ran some warm water and pipped the fat end of the egg.
NO AIR CELL and I made it bleed... It had pipped internal and it was way down low on the skinny end of the egg ... I know it wouldn't have made it much longer on the limited amount of air it had. So as the day progressed yesterday, I would remove a little shell here, a little shell there... finally by about 8 PM it was fluffy enough and moving well enough that I put it out in the brooder with the other 28. This morning it looked HUGE. It came out of a VERY DARK marans egg and it's daddy was a Splash Wheaten Ameraucana... it's just a beautiful blue Olive egger and I'm praying it's a female. So at church she is telling folks that she saved a chick.
Gotta keep the youngin's interested in the hobby.
Well since my hatch went south, I got a little carried away. I won 10 FBCM eggs and then went back and won 30 more from pure Davis lines. Gonna make up for this hatch. Maybe I'm supposed to always have bad NYD hatches, so my other go ok. Who knows.
Congrats to everyone who has fluffy butts running around. I haven't caught up on all the pics but I will.
Went out a while ago and my black AM roo, Clyde was missing. Hunted all over for him. I figured he was just gone. NOPE! He's sitting in an old smoker that was here when we moved here and just never done anything with. There are 2 eggs in there, that have to be really really bad, but when I pulled him out, he bit the heck out of the top of my hand and went back in and sat on them again. My poor confused roo is BROODY! I took a pic, but there's nothing there. arrrgggg