chick jumped out of the bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rhythmicgoldfish, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. rhythmicgoldfish

    rhythmicgoldfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    only two of my chicks have hatched so far (and probably only two will) i had several temp spikes and only two eggs looked viable when i candled but i am leaving the other eggs in for a bit to wait and see, any way one of the two chicks is a terror bulling around the bator climbing on the humidity sourced (wet cloths and bowls of water and paper towels) getting dangerously close to the heating element, finally i found him wedged between the water bowl and the bator wall i cracked open the bator to push the bowl back and what does he do??? JUMPS OUT down about three feet i scoped him up and dropped him back in and he seems fine but goodness did my heart jump
     
  2. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bouncing baby chicks ~ That is a good sign, he is ready to get out there in the world LOL

    Maybe hook a bungee cord to him? LOL

    Congrats on your hatch!
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Oh boy, I can just feel the heart failure on that one! Glad everbody's OK!
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. rhythmicgoldfish

    rhythmicgoldfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know right
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Was it a leghorn by any chance? [​IMG]
     
  7. rhythmicgoldfish

    rhythmicgoldfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope it is a black marans
     

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