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Hello from Alabama!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by smelltheposies, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. smelltheposies

    smelltheposies New Egg

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    Hey Ya'll! My name is Kelly and my daughter is Olivia. We are new to all of this. I have always loved chickens and at one time and point had 6 peeps that we raised successfully. My daughter recently found and an abandoned, slightly cracked shell. We applied nail polish to the cracks and have been learning as much as possible about incubating and hatching. I recently posted a few photos of what has been going on inside. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. We are also well aware the survival rate for this guy may be low but we are going to try our best!. Thank you and nice to meet everyone!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck with the incubation.
     
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  3. smelltheposies

    smelltheposies New Egg

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    Thanks!
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hi Kelly,

    It's nice to have you and your daughter here. Good luck with your incubation!
     
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  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Kelly and welcome to BYC - great to have you and your daughter onboard with us.

    All the best with the incubation!

    CT
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    People generally use candle wax to close cracks. I'm assuming this is a wild bird egg from an abandoned nest. Wild birds feed their babies almost continually till they are big enough to fledge. Hand feeding is very time consuming and labor intensive.
     
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  8. smelltheposies

    smelltheposies New Egg

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    Thank you for the heads up I had also read about the candle wax but was worried about seeing any progress while candling. Nice to meet you =)
     

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