I DIDN"T KILL THEM!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ginasmarans, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    [​IMG] I was afraid I had doomed my hatch when I moved the hen and she spent a day off of them, but this morning I heard the peeping of a chick wanting out of the egg. I'm hoping the other chicks are o.k. and that she has a good hatch. can't wait to get home this afternoon.[​IMG]
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Good news!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

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    woo hoo!
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That's wonderful, Gina. Good luck!
     
  5. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Yay, Gina.

    Are they marans?
     
  6. kellim

    kellim Songster

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  7. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    a little update- I checked on the hen this afteroon and I heard peeping chicks! At least 2 different ones,maybe more. I don't know because I kept my hands off of her. I'm not taking the chance of upsetting her and causing her to step on her chicks. Maybe I can see better tomorrow.
     
  8. How exciting!!![​IMG] Update?[​IMG]
     
  9. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    This morning she is still on the nest and getting more and more "mama like" I could see 2 chicks,yes they are marans,and at least one pipping(I could hear the chick!!). I think she has 9 eggs total,so we'll see how it goes. This hen is either a marans mix,or one I didn't choose for my breeding flock for some reason. I have a pure marans on 14 marans eggs due to hatch on Friday. She has barely budged,so I am hoping for a good hatch. I've found they do better when they are left alone.
     
  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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