Crushed egg is hatching as I type!! (He's here--pic inside!!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by iamcuriositycat, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you who helped me and may have been wondering--the egg I crushed is hatching, as I type. I've watched it anxiously and seen movement since the day I crushed it, and then it pipped normally, zipped FAST, and is busy pushing on the cap to get out. It looks like a black. [​IMG]

    Woo-hoo!

    I'll post pictures as soon as it's hatched and I get a chance.

    Edited to add: The egg in question was crushed partially on Day 24. Today is Day 29. Of 13 eggs set together, the crushed egg is the second to hatch. So, apparently, crushing it in the last few days does not always adversely affect hatching.

    I would be watching the hatch myself, but there are five of us wanting to see & only two windows, so I've decided to let one of my sons and my husband have this hatch, and another son & I will watch the next. Then the baby, who insists on taking up the entire top of the incubator to watch, can see the next. It's killing me knowing the hatch is progressing and I can't see it though, lol!
     
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  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] That is GREAT news!!! I want PICTURES!!!!!!
     
  3. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remember crushed egg! So glad he's hatching. That baby deserves a special name.
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    W00t!!!!!
     
  5. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can hardly wait!?!

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  6. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And now it's partially hatched--head & neck are out. Taking a nap now while still sitting in the bowl of the shell.

    There WILL be pictures. But I don't want to take the memory card out of my camera until he/she's all the way out. It is a little black one--smaller than the blue that's already hatched, but it came from a smaller egg, so that's no worry.
     
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  7. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's here!!!!! Woo-hoo!!!!!

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  8. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's beautiful!! I love runners, such a cute little duck.
     
  9. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Such a cutie! Congrats!

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  10. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black ones are my favorites! So pretty! Congrats!
     

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