Blue Ameraucana Hatch ***PICS HEAVY***

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Smitty's Farm, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Thank you Lori (Skeeter9) for the wonderful Ameracana Eggs. You did a great packing job!!!!! These eggs traveled from California to Illinois.

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    I received the eggs on April 3rd and set them that evening, so I counted April 4th as Day 1. I couldn't wait to try out my new incubator. I set 7 eggs, but after candling I only had 6 viable eggs.

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    Wed morning I discovered my first 2 pips. I was so surprised. I really didn't expect it to happen until later that night. Here's pics of the progression of Egg#6.

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    You can see how the zip wasn't clean and the hatch took forever. It started pipping at around 10:00 am, but didn't hatch until around midnight.

    Finally!!!!! A beautiful baby!

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    5 out of 6 sweet babies hatched.

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  2. sara

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    They are beautiful!

    How do you like your incubator? It looks like fun being all see through.
     
  3. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Quote:Thank you so much! I love it!!!! It works like a dream compared to the old Galvanized Brower that I have. The only problem is that I wish it were bigger to hold more eggs.
     
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    You should soooo send a copy of the one pic to Myth Busters, so they can see peeps passed out on their picture!!

    Or wait until the little peepers poop all over them [​IMG]

    Very cute babies.
    You did good!!
     
  5. sara

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    Smitty's~ How many eggs does it hold?
     
  6. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Quote:The first one to hatch would scoot all the way around whinning with a bust of energy and then pass out on each egg as it passed it by. Too funny!
     
  7. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Quote:I think with the egg turner it holds a total of 16 or 18 standard eggs. I'll have to check. I don't remember b/c I only set 7 in it for the first try.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good job, Kim!
     
  9. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Quote:Thank you, Cynthia! I've been wanting Ameraucanas for a very long time. How are you holding up?
     
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  10. tntstanifer

    tntstanifer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so adorable!! Congratulations!
     

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