Big Surprise UPDATE Pics added of Coneheaded chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BamaChicken, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Came in from looking for a Christmas Tree and I hear peeping loud from my bator. Oh NO, Sitting in the turner is a little silkie chick in the bottom half of the eggshell. I quickly got the hatcher warmed up. I don't know how I did that. I have eggs due to hatch on the 28th. It has a great big ole topknot. Very nice chick. I would take pics but my batteries are dead in my Camera and i have got to get some tomorrow.

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  2. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Nice save Julie, must of given you a heart attack to hear peeping so soon.
     
  3. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    had to have been like a carnival ride.
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Wow, congrats on the new chick! [​IMG]
     
  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Thanks. I hope this little cutie doesn't get to lonesome till the next group hatches in four days. I may have to get a friend out of another brooder box that is a week older to keep company. I will try to take a pic later today when I go to town and get some more batteries.
     
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Any idea why this one was so early? Had a hen been broody and started it?
     
  7. BamaChicken

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    Well another big surprise tonite. Another hatched in the bator, in the turner. I have really messed up somewhere. This is the first time I didn't write a chart down. I looked and listened earlier this afternoon and nothing and then out pops another. Well my cone head wont' be lonesome anymore although I already brought in a buddy. The first one is so cute. Eating and drinking well. I can tell it will have a great personality. Struts and wants you to talk and pick it up. Looks like I might just have to keep this one even if I don't need another blue. I am going to put the rest of that batch in the hatcher tonite as it is in my mind day 18. See what happens. First i have got to let the newest surprise dry a llittle
     
  8. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Best kind of surprises though. [​IMG]
     
  9. BamaChicken

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    Farmer Kitty, that little chick hopping up and down in the egg is so cute. That is just what it looked like in the bator.
     
  10. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, they really came early, didn't they??!!! Do you think your temps might have been a bit high?? Good luck with the rest of your hatch!

    Lori
     

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