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Bright green stuff

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shanshan51, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So after MANY failed attempts at hatching I finally am having success. Actually its more like popcorn. [​IMG] But I noticed one of the chicks hatched yesterday had a bunch of bright green stuff on its tail and egg when it was hatching. Is that poop?
     
  2. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To preserve the dignity of the chick I prefer to call it 'hatching debris'. But yes, basically it's poop.
    You usually see it clumped up in the bottom of your shells once the chicks have hatched out of them.

    Congratulations on your chicks by the way! How many/what breed have you hatched?
     
  3. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are barnyard mixes of barred rock, austerlop, red star, ameraucana, and wyandottes. I have hatched just another batch which were cochin x silkies. Some are starting to frizzle so we are excited.
     
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    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww... I love Frizzles. Get some photos up when you've got time, please. We all like to cluck over cute chick pics here...[​IMG]
     
  5. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hatching debris- I like that way better then "meconium." I wish they'd called a human baby's first poop "debris" instead of "Black, tarry stool." Blech!
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:Hatching debris- I like that way better then "meconium." I wish they'd called a human baby's first poop "debris" instead of "Black, tarry stool." Blech!

    I like debris too...
     

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