Hello, I'm OBTC. :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OwnedByTheChiks, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. OwnedByTheChiks

    OwnedByTheChiks Chirping

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    And my first incubated chick hatched today. And three others. I guess you could say I "hand hatched" one because he was weak and getting dry. He was screaming but didn't have any strength left. And then an egg pipped on the wrong side, I have been expanding the hole and wetting it throughout the day waiting for him to pop out. :) It's a lot of anxious work, and the worst part is that I probably did it too soon... the membranes were bleeding... [​IMG] they are alive though and the one who was too weak is running around with his siblings now, getting dried off.

    I love chicks. :) I actually raise rabbits, that's my whole main thing. I raise and breed French Lop rabbits but also have been enjoying the hatching experiment. Out of a dozen eggs I am positive that at least 5 are alive, not horrible for my first time, but I still feel kind of bad. Right now I am listening to the joys of peepin' "chiks". :D

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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Congrats on the hatch!
     

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  7. OwnedByTheChiks

    OwnedByTheChiks Chirping

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    Thanks guys! I'vebeen busy for the past 3 days! Unfortunately we lost one chick, but the 5 others are doing wonderfully! So, 6 in total hatched. :)
     

  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    Aren't chickens great?! [​IMG] and [​IMG] so glad you joined us!
     

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