Final hatch update with new chick pics!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NurseNettie, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today, the 'bator gets emptied, and here's my final tally (These are from Dipsy Doodles eggs, for those who have her eggs-- they are so cute!)

    36 eggs went in- 10 hatched, 1 other pipped and stopped. 1 chick has passed on- he wasn't doing well and went to sleep, not to awaken again.
    So, we've got:

    1 Naked Neck
    2 Frizzles
    6 Ameraucanas

    My camera is dying a slow death-- and it's only 6 months old- but here are just a couple of the 5 day olds:

    My darling little fugly Naked Neck:

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    And my 2 Frizzles--- ( by the time I got the Ameraucana's on the table, the camera wasn't cooperating, so I'll try to update later)

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  2. injunjoe

    injunjoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
    Sorry you lost one. [​IMG]
     
  3. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'm sorry we lost one too-- but, I went to bed that night and DH and I were discussing how long to wait before we needed to put the chick down if it wasn't keeping up-- it wasn't standing well, wouldn't open it's eyes, and that evening started having labored breathing... I was thankful to wake up to find him "sleeping"-- I didn't have to make the decision, that it was made for us.
     
  4. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my camera to cooperate long enough to take pics of 2 of my Ameraucanas-- aren't they cute?
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  5. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Precious, Nurse Nettie! [​IMG] WTheck will that poor Naked Neck do in Maine this winter?[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I guess I'll have to knit her a scarf [​IMG]
     
  7. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang 36 eggs and only 9 chicks, that just not right! Hopefully your future hatches can be better. Love the chicks, very cute.
     
  8. grace6691

    grace6691 Out Of The Brooder

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    those chicks are adorable!
     
  9. mr.majestik

    mr.majestik Out Of The Brooder

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    Great pics and congratulations on the hatch. They look great!
     
  10. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd hoped for more, but, what can you do? They were shipped, it's warm out, I'm new at this, and we had a few power outages. I'm also wondering if humidity is an issue-- I'm going to read about dry incubation and try that next time. The number actually works well for us though-- with what we've got and what we're getting, we'll have 40 chickens by next week. In a few more weeks, we'll know who's a roo and who's not, and cut back to a couple dozen laying hens or more if we're lucky, and we'll be good!
     

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