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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dessy, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Dessy

    Dessy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,
    I've been watching this site for a long time reading posts etc, but 3 wks ago we started incubating eggs from our own hens that are just coming up to 1 yr old. We put 8 eggs in, 5 were duds so we got rid of those, but 2 hatched, one yesterday 8:30am, the other the previous evening at 8:30pm, so we have one a day & a half old, the other 1 day old. the third egg is still in the incubator & definitely has something in it, weather dead or alive at this stage I don't know. We are waiting till tomorrow which will be day 25, then we'll have to rethink what to do : candle, tapping, maybe assisting.
    We've had chicks before but they were always raised by our Black maran as she was always broody, but she's gone now so we decided to give it a go ourselves, this is our first time incubating so any tips are more than welcome.
    Here's a couple of pics of our 2 new additions, they are from a Welsummer cockerel & Amber white hen
    the first one was the first to hatch:
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  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and congrats on your new chicks! Cute birds [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock. Hope you enjoy BYC as much as we do. Have you tried candling the last egg to see what's up?
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our BYC "flock"!

    Congratulations on the two hatched chicks! I hope the remaining egg makes it.[​IMG]
     
  6. Dessy

    Dessy Out Of The Brooder

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    thankyou
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  7. Dessy

    Dessy Out Of The Brooder

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    yes, I did try candling, there's definitely something in it, there's a solid dark shadow apart from the air pocket, but no signs even of internal pipping
     
  8. Dessy

    Dessy Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you every one for the warm welcome & good wishes for my remaining egg.

    I thought I'd give a bit more insight into me:
    I'm a really old lady ( just turned 50) lol![​IMG]
    I have 2 grown up daughters, the youngest has aspergers syndrome & is amazing with all kinds of animals.
    We have 6 chickens & 2 ducks, ( now 8 chickens) [​IMG] a labrador, 2 cats, a lame pidgeon (any tips welcome on repairing a broken wing) & 2 budgies,
    I think thats everything.
    I am married to a man who is constantly inventing & we have actually gone into production on his first product which is for the disabled community.
    Here are some pics of all my babies, Also one of the Pad-all pad:

    Bella & Steve
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    Fudge, the father of our 2 new chicks, Truffle, & Lilliy the mother of our chicks
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    Coco
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    Charlie & Coco as a baby ( Charlie now gone)
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    L - R Buddy Coco Charlie Penny, (Coco the only survivor)
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    Blue & Apple-sauce
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    Bubbl & Pepa (bantams)
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    Brian our polish frizzle, no-longer with us
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    Fudge & Lily
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    millie
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    A Pad-all Pad fully kitted out wheelchair
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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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