Originally Posted by BBAcres
Since I had such a bad hatch, a fellow BYC in my area just gave me 11 chicks!! I got a BLACK Ameraucana which is gorgeous!!!! And a favorite. Some white or what ameraucanas, light brahma and dark brahma and a dark faverolle. I'm in chick heaven right now!
You are going to love the Brahmas if you don't already have some. I love the double lacing on the darks. I had a dark roo who was my buddy. Poor boy disappeared one day. I think a coyote got him. Congrats on the new chicks!
Originally Posted by buckabucka
Refraining from a final count until I see if this last hatcher survives. It hatched late, and then collapsed. It is still wet in the incubator, and I can see that it is breathing, but the chick is quiet and otherwise not moving around much. I did find it in a different place tonight when I checked on it. I am mentally prepared for it to be dead in the morning, but was encouraged to read about someone who had a chick hatch and not move for a full 12 hours, and then recover.
If it makes it, I will have Basque #6!
I know other people have said it but just give it time. I had to help my last chick out this morning. I left it all alone in the incubator to fluff up and get stronger all day. It didn't do much but sleep most of the day. This afternoon it was looking much fluffier and stronger so it is now in the brooder with the others. It is still slower than the zoomies that hatched yesterday but it is definitely holding it's own. Don't try to worry too much I am sure it will get there.
Originally Posted by Wisher1000
Well I pulled 32 eggs from the bator. I left 10, not because they looked good, but because the temp was dropping and I needed to stop candling. There is no reason for me to think that the 10 left will hatch, so I guess I'm done. I will leave those at least another day, maybe two. Some of the ones I pulled had a very black spot on one side of the egg about the size of a pea. Is that bacteria? It seemed to be just under the shell, and away from where the developement was.
Oh Wisher I don't know what it is that you are seeing inside the eggs but X a bajillion. It sounds like you were doing everything right. I don't have any advice except please stay with us on the turkey hatch. You have the eggs already right? If so, let's get them going and see what happens.