Final Total..Almost, LOL and PICS!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by speckledhen, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    The hatch is over except for one lone RIR egg that is moving, but not pipped still. Have to figure what to do about that one...if the RIR hatches, I'll have 32 live chicks from the 49 eggs that went into the bators this go-round. I still have two in the Cooler-Bator drying off a bit more, but here are the totals:
    13 Welsummers
    6 RIRs, or 7 if the other egg hatches
    1 Buff Orpington
    6 Blue Orpingtons (2 splashes and the others are blues & blacks, not sure which yet)
    2 Ameraucanas (one blue, one splash-yippee!)
    3 Barred Rocks (my last babies from Hawkeye)

    And here are the pictures, starting with a pile of Orps hatched for KingsCalls-look at that HUGE splash! The last two pics are the blue and splash Ameraucanas.

    Jody's 9 Buff Orps and my Blue from Velvet are due May 1.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2008
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Great job...Not a bit shabby on shipped eggies!!...

    Next week is my turn!!.. Got to rest up!!
  3. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    You are going to be on brooder cleaning duty 24/7 - that's a LOT of babies! CONGRATS! The wellsummer chicks are adorable. CONGRATS on three splashes! So cute!
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    That's an overwhelming dose of adorable, you know?
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    What a crew! They will keep you busy! Good luck with the last little one.
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You have had a great hatch! Good looking birds, Cyn!
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Wow, is that a barred rock boy there by the mirror? [​IMG]

    Such beautiful babies, all of them!
  8. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Oh my, the ones that look like chipmonks are tooo sweet! I seriously need to stop looking at all these pictures or I'm going to end up being the crazy lady with all the chickens.

    Congratulations on a beautiful collection of babies.
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Congrats on the babies!

    Today is day 22 for your eggs to me. This morning I finally have a pip in one of Skye's eggs. 4 of hers and 1 of Lexies went into the hatcher. I couldn't stand to toss the last one of Velvet's so it went in too even tho when I candled a couple days before they went into the hatcher I'm pretty sure it wasn't good. The others all had good movement when I candled them that last time, but now I'm getting worried. I should have candled them again when I moved them, but I was in a rush and didn't take the time.
  10. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Overall great hatch. Very pretty. Now if half are cockerals that will bring it down to around to reasonalbe number for your breeding pens.

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