Happy Birthday to 6 new babies! Please read! I am so excited!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by easteregger96, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. easteregger96

    easteregger96 Out Of The Brooder

    85
    0
    29
    Mar 23, 2011
    Greene County
    My daughter took 6 fertilized eggs (from our hens) to school because her FFA/AG teacher wanted some eggs to hatch in his incubator at school so that the kids could watch (hopefully) the babies hatch. She took them to school on Mar. 17. Her teacher put them in the incubator and watched them closely. A few days ago he told her that he could not candle them because of their dark color and thick shells. He said he tried and could not see anything. So, I was starting to think that they weren't fertilized. So, I stopped asking for updates. It takes alot of patience to wait on them to hatch! It was killing me to not know what was going on with them. When my daughter got home from school today she was so excited! She said that all of them hatched perfectly and she got to watch one until the poor thing finally made his/her way out of the shell. She said it was so neat! To top it off........ the teacher is going to give us our babies as soon as they are strong enough to travel home! We are so excited! I can't wait to see them![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]:D[​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenGirl3

    ChickenGirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    250
    1
    111
    Nov 27, 2010
    Thats SO cool! Know i'm Excited! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. MustLoveHens

    MustLoveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2010
    Albion, Wisconsin
    That is awsome!! I bet the kids were on pins and needles too waiting for them to hatch!![​IMG]
     
  4. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Chillin' With My Peeps

    748
    1
    121
    Mar 3, 2011
    baltimore
    awesome. congrats on the new babies!!!!!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    28,749
    5,383
    576
    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG]
     
  6. easteregger96

    easteregger96 Out Of The Brooder

    85
    0
    29
    Mar 23, 2011
    Greene County
    Thanks guys! I can't wait to see them! I am hoping to bring them home on monday maybe. I'm so happy that he's giving us our babies! I didn't expect that to happen. I'm glad it did though. [​IMG]
     
  7. easteregger96

    easteregger96 Out Of The Brooder

    85
    0
    29
    Mar 23, 2011
    Greene County
    Our babies turned one week old on Thursday. I am bringing them home on Monday. I just got to see them for the first time today. I am going to read as much as I can to see what I need to do for them when I get them and try to raise them without them dying. If anyone has any pointers for me please let me know. I am excited and scared at the same time. Lots of pointers will be very appreciated. Thank You! [​IMG]
     
  8. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    573
    0
    131
    Jul 11, 2009
    Riverside
    We need pics when you bring them home.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by