HATCHING CHICKS-A PHOTO ESSAY (the egg comes first this time!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ADozenGirlz, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Here's my photo essay from the arrival of the shipped eggs to 7 week old chickens. The WHOLE process! [​IMG]

    The brilliantly packaged Silver Spangled Hamburg eggs from fellow BYCer mopargal1972:
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    BATOR EGGS: All 7 are developing on track!
    DAY 3, egg #3:
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    DAY 3, egg#11
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    Day 4, egg #12:
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    Day 4, egg #11:
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    Day 4, egg #4:
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    Day 6:
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    Pips! We have PIPS!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Two of the bator eggs pipped just before noon today!
    Egg #12 pipped first (at 12:30pm on day 19, 2 days early)

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    Moments after egg #12 pipped, #11 joined her!
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    b]Egg#4 (@4pm on day #19)[/b]
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    Egg#3 @8pm
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    Egg#[email protected]
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    Egg#12 @9pm, moving right along!
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    7/23/10 (day #20) egg#11 @1:01am- beak peeking out
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    7/23/10 egg#11 @1:42am- almost fully zipped
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    7/23/10 egg#11 @1:49am-"I can't get seem to get this hat off. Hey, can someone turn on a light please?"
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    7/23/10 egg#11 @1:55am- bench pressing my shell
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    7/23/10 eggs#11 & 3 @6:27am-sisters cuddle
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    Still drying off:
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    Stretching out:
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    Sammy, 1 day old:
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    Silver Spangled Hamburg chicks (and Sybil, on left SSH x Lakenvelder)
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    At 4 weeks old:
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    Simon, at 7 weeks old:
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    Greta at 7 weeks old (yesterday!):
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  2. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] That was great!!
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, that was wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

    I'm just now getting brave enough to candle eggs without "knowing" positively that I have somehow killed the occupants. Just candled the 7 BJG eggs in the 'bator and SIX are developing! [​IMG]

    I see you outlined the air cells... when, at what stage did you do that, at lockdown? And why? I need to know if I should add that to my repertoire of "stuff I larned on BYC." [​IMG]
     
  4. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pics, thanks for sharing. Look at those cute lil guys!
     
  5. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

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    Great idea, and beautiful birds.

    Love all the pictures and the candling ones are so clear, I haven't figured out how to do that yet, any tips.
     
  6. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Thanks! I bring the eggs into my dark pantry and hold my three dollar, Home Depot LED flashlight under my cupped hand. Then I take a photo with NO flash. I think I use the macro mode (the one with the little tulip picture). I hope that helps! [​IMG]
     
  7. chickendiva25

    chickendiva25 I'm a Spy. :3

    OH! They are sooooo cute! i soo wish i had some! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

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    Quote:Thanks! I bring the eggs into my dark pantry and hold my three dollar, Home Depot LED flashlight under my cupped hand. Then I take a photo with NO flash. I think I use the macro mode (the one with the little tulip picture). I hope that helps! [​IMG]

    Awesome!! Thanks for the tip, I am going to try it. And I guess it is better when you have white eggs too!! I have been hatching so many colored eggs lately I forget how clearly you can see through white eggs.
     
  9. Candiss

    Candiss Burdette Bantams

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    Thank you, that was great.. So cute..

    Candace
     
  10. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Hi Linda! I use a pencil to outline the air cells starting around day 3 or so. It just gives me some idea about what's going on inside. If it keeps getting larger, I'm satisfied that it is continuing to develop. It's just a silly little thing I do to keep myself entertained while waiting those loooong 21 days!!

    HOORAY for 6 out of 7!!! What does BJG stand for?
     

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