April Fools' Hatch Along: Belgium Bearded D'anvers

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Birdinhand, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Birdinhand

    Birdinhand Crowing

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    well, sadly our early round of eggs got overcome with cold during a cold snap here in the Pacific North West while under our trusted Broody, but on an up note, the woman who supplied the original set through 4-H was nice enough to give us 18 more. we are on Day 10 and this is definitely in the "this never gets old department"! My kiddos 7 and 9 are having a ball watching the embryo's develop. It's amazing how in just 10 days a single cell becomes a squirming, active life! stay tuned for more updates as we approach the April 1st hatch date!

     
  2. chuckachucka

    chuckachucka Crowing

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    You're so lucky. I love barbu d'anvers but the fertile eggs are so hard to come by where I am!
     
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  3. pasuit

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  4. pasuit

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    I have about 12 eggs due to hatch on March 31st, Some of them are iffy due to temp. I bet I have a Few April Foolers. Good Luck. :love:wee:idunno
     
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  5. Birdinhand

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    we are just a few days away from hatch and we have verified that we have 13 kickers at this point! it's amazing how the eggs go from translucent enough to take a video of the moving embryo on day 10 to dark and barely able to be candled by day 15! my daughter is practically sleeping next to the incubator! and I can't say enough good things about the incuview, it's the perfect incubator for kids and adults and it just plain works like a champ!
     
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  6. Birdinhand

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    here's a fun shot, can't see much but look at how dark it is, just 7 days later from the above video!

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  7. Birdinhand

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    we have 6 pips and lots of cheeping!
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Sending Great hatching vibes your way :jumpy:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy Can't wait to see photos
     
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  9. Birdinhand

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    Life Springs Eternal! Happy Easter Everyone, we have 4 hatched and 5 more pipped. IMG_0977.jpg IMG_0973.jpg IMG_0966.jpg
     
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