Day 22 - First Pips, baby and now 4 chicks with mamma hen!! Pics!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Catalina, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    Yay! I have 2 pips in the eggs under my broody hen and lots of peeping!

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    Of course, it's the one day this week I have to work [​IMG]

    Hopefully, when I get home from work tonight there will be a fuzzy butt in the nest!
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2009
  2. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
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    I'm going crazy here at work! Waiting to go home and see if any hatched!!!!
     
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Wow! very eggciting! Hope you go home to a bunch of peeping healthy chicks! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    have fun with them, too! [​IMG] [​IMG] Baby chicks are sooo cute! [​IMG]
     
  4. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    All 5 eggs are pipped!
    Egg #1 had a tiny hole now and I can see a little itty bitty beak.
    One other egg has a hole too and I can see a little beak and some wet feathers.
    They both look kind of blue! [​IMG]
     
  5. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    We Have a BABY!!!!
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    Lucky #3!!!!

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  6. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great![​IMG]

    Congratulations! Nice hole in that other egg, too!
     
  7. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    There are 4 babies now. One egg hasn't done anything since last night.
    I thought it had pipped, but I was wrong. [​IMG] Hope it hatches! It's egg #4.

    Aren't they cute!
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    Two chicks (a black and a white) fell out of the nest this morning.
    Good thing the nest is only 3 inches tall and soft!
     
  8. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    Wow! These chicks are restless!
    They've fallen out of the nest several times.
    I don't know if the last egg will have a chance to hatch before Lavender decides to leave the nest or if there's anything even inside [​IMG]

    How long should I wait before taking the egg from her?
    Today is day 20.
     
  9. Donnadzitall

    Donnadzitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh that picture is adorable! I pretty much gave my girl 24 hours and then took the rest from her...by then she had 7 and the others were fertile but farther behind hatch wise...(she laid while sitting on eggs)
    Congratulations!! :)
     
  10. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the babies! So cute! I love to see broodies with chicks.

    Just for my information -- how do you manage to monitor what's going on with a broody? Does she really let you pull out the eggs & check them? Do you have to go at night?
     

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