A smol miracle.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by thatbeechick, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. thatbeechick

    thatbeechick Chirping

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    Went in for an egg autopsy before shutting off the incubator - 3.5 days past due and no obvious signs of life, all other remaining eggs expired. 11 straight hours of intensive birb care later.... I'm exhausted and leaving this hatch with what appears to be an extra chick!
     

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  2. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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  3. blackfishfin

    blackfishfin In the Brooder

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    Amazing! I can't believe it survived.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Well done.
     
  5. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    I would check your incubator if that's what you used for your hatch , a cold spot will cause a chick to grow slower.

    Put something in the incubator and let it set for a couple hours and see what it reads, move it to another spot and repeat until you know or not if you have a cool spot.

    Some things you can do to counter it if you do find cold spots without replacing would be rotating placement of eggs through the hatch, avoiding setting eggs in that area

    Congratulations on that surprise
     
  6. thatbeechick

    thatbeechick Chirping

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    Good idea, thank you.
     
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  7. thatbeechick

    thatbeechick Chirping

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    Update time! She made it through the night and is now walking about as if she wasn't ever on death's door. Very pleased and proud of her. :jumpy
     

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  8. townchicks

    townchicks Free Ranging

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    That's pretty awesome. Good job.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    AW if it's a girl she ought to be XENA, Warrior Princess. My father loved that show.
     
  10. thatbeechick

    thatbeechick Chirping

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    Oh, same here. The best corny show ever! She's not doing super great today, but I'm well and truly working to help her. More info on what's going on with her HERE.
    It makes sense now that she wasn't able to hatch on her own!
     

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