Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I assisted one wyandotte already. He came out looking worse for wear but is picking up. Another pipped but is slow to progress. I will bust him out in the morning if he does not get out on his own. The others are void of all sound and movemeñt. I cannot see internal pipping with my super bright LED flash light
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I have to leave for manila at 9 am. Unless I can get these awake and moving on the next 10 hours they a toast. I will be gone 72 hours and tour assisted hatching thread is way above bernie the gardeners pay grade. I will not toss them but hope I come back from manila without the chore of cleaning up a bator with an exploded egg.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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    I assisted one wyandotte already. He came out looking worse for wear but is picking up. Another pipped but is slow to progress. I will bust him out in the morning if he does not get out on his own. The others are void of all sound and movemeñt. I cannot see internal pipping with my super bright LED flash light​
    PLEASE dont BUST him out LMAO!!!
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Well if you help one, video tape it and Explain the process so he can watch it!! LOL
     
  5. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    This is where I cheat & pip the air cell to check the condition of the membrane. A nice white membrane likely still has a viable chick. Watch for movement. If you don't see any, gently touch the membrane. If the chick is alive it will wiggle. No wiggle or a discolored membrane means dead chick, proceed with eggtopsy but watch for blood. Blood means a live chick even if it didn't move or the membrane is slightly discolored.
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    In my day job I assist directing minute wires and balloons down coronary arteries on people having heart attacks. It will be a gentle "bust " lol
     
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  7. Sally Sunshine

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  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    So I was lying in bed knowing that I would not sleep.

    I picked up the slow wyandotte and barely touched the pipped area of the shell when it gave an almighty thrust, busted open the shell and was sitting slipper slimy in my hand. Yum.

    The rest were. Non viable. I popped a holding the apex of the air sack after candling, tapping and doing a soft shoedance but no movement. The membranes were nasty and sloughing. They had been dead for a few days with yoke outside so my guess is day 17 or 18.

    So that's the hatch. 73 eggs traveled 7500 miles. They endured adrive shaft bearing repair, TSA, flying at 30000 feet. 3take offs 3 landings, waiting a day for their incubator and then a drive in their egg turners n their incubators at 99.8f before arriving in their new beachside villa. 36 are now fluffy butts. Close enough ftp 50% for me.

    Tomorrow I have to get up early and fix the electrical in the brooder shack. The light is flickering. Then there ia the egg laying box doors and off to the big city. I will be back here late friday night. I will post lots of pics from Manila that I could not post here.

    The adventure continues
     
  9. Sally Sunshine

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  10. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    50% is about average for shipped eggs & I'd say yours had about as long of a trip as they possibly could have. They did GREAT!!!
     

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