Chick (Buster) is helping the others

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ms Ellen, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Ms Ellen

    Ms Ellen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    This chick is a piece of work. He is going around helping the other chicks zip out. At one point he had his entire beak inside another chick's egg. Only about 4 hours old and he already has earned a name for himself. Have you ever seen this?
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    OMG get out the video camera - how CUTE!
  3. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    LOL, no. Mine are normally quite tired after busting out.
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    awww, What a good brother/sister this chicks is !! CUTE !!! Hope you got a pic !!
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    I really believe that chicks like Buster are the only reason some chicks get out of their shells alive! Buster chicks are so persistent in their encouragement that the chick in the egg works harder and faster to get out. I've seen a couple like Buster...I love his name!! [​IMG]
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Then again, maybe he isent trying to help them get out, he might be trying to get back in and telling them all "stay in its a big weired world out here" LOL !!!
  7. Ms Ellen

    Ms Ellen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008

    My son says Buster is going to be an "interesting" chicken. Maybe he is just trying to increase the size of "his" flock.[​IMG]

    I don't do video and I can send pictures by phone but I have to beg to get someone to send them back to my email to post. Everyone will be in town (at my house:eek:) this week so I should be able to find someone to help.

    We are up to seven with one more pipped. I don't think Buster found that one yet.
  8. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2007
    Wow, those chicks are lucky to have Buster...when we hatched chicks in the 'bator, all the first chick did was wait until his brothers hatched out & then wobbled over to peck them all in the eye. He always was a little trouble causer [​IMG]
  9. Ms Ellen

    Ms Ellen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    My son actually did get a video but we can't get it to the computer. The egg is hatching and Buster is helping with the membrane and then he walks away. Another chick walks over and starts pecking at the membrane and then Buster comes charging back and attacks that chick and chases it away. Not exactly what we were expecting to happen! Buster and his "flock" had to be evicted to the brooder today because when the first chick from the second batch hatched they started pecking it before it could even get it's breath from hatching. The lone chick from the second batch is now laying around in the incubator recovering like a normal chick would. Several more eggs have pips so hopefully more babies in the morning![​IMG]
  10. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2008
    Burnsville, MS
    How sweet!

    You can text to your email. Just like a regular text message, just put in your email instead of the phone number.

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