I feel like I just gave birth..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wannabchick, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Yep..I hatched the baby out myself..even removed the membrane too
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    20 hours or so had gone by since a pip was definitely a zip.. A section of the egg about my fingernail had been exposed for over 20'hours..the white membrane edges I could see were dry.. Just watched the egg for the past 6 hours and no working ..no little beak working away

    I just couldn't take it anymore


    Do I ? Don't I

    I can't do this..well, ya know what..I sure am going to try..


    Grabbed a bowl of warm water, tweezers, and toilet paper..yes toilet paper..balled up toilet paper and soaked two huge wads, stuck it in bator

    Grabbed out egg, held in hand..and began with the tweezers chipping away leaving the membrane in tact from where the hole was already formed..working my way out, and chipping away, whoops.. A pretty large piece came off..then noticed that membrane was rock hard ..so I actually grabbed the membrane with my tweezers and opened it up..no blood, me wiping forehead, praying..please no..no blood, head comes threw, staring at me his face out if the shell but the rest of his body all in the egg..freaky..he/ she is looking at me and chirping away, I wipe down the membranes with water....but their all rock hard

    Me still thinking what have I gotten myself into..come on ..you promised yourself..let nature takes it course..why didn't u just let nature take it's course

    Flash back to my own labor and deliveries, if we let nature it's course, I wouldn't have a few of my children

    So proceeded..

    His face , and body were so in a ball..looking at the membrane near miracle babys face..dry..took out the wet soaked toilet paper and began wiping it.. Long story short..removed a large enough portion while holding the egg in my hand..he/ she flopped into my hand out of the egg, except for the part I left on..the back end..incase their was still yolk attached..

    While trying ton put him/her back into the bator, I couldn't help myself..He/ she now chirping like crazy pulled back ever so slightly the back area..no blood, no yolk...

    He/ she is breathing, chirping, and resting in the bator..

    Oh my goodness..I just gave birth to a beautiful, black copper maran
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] congrats!!!!
     
  4. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Aww how cute! Good luck at raising the cute guy! Youshould post some pics! :)
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair &amp; Feathers

    I know exactly how you feel! Except I have never given birth....

    I have, however, rescued about four shrink-wrapped little chicklets, though. Amazing how much you CAN get done with your hands shaking and sweat dripping down into your eyes, though, ain't it???

    Congrats, Mummy!
     
  6. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Thank u everyone
     
  7. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2010
    Mississippi
    HI I JUST HAD TO DO THE SAME THING EARLIER TODAY HER FLUFF WAS MATTED DOWN AND WOULD NOT FLUFF OUT SO I HAD TO GIVE HER A LITTLE WARM BATH SHE IS NOW IN THE INCUBATOR ALL ALONE ONE SINCE SHE WAS THE LAST BORN AND ALSO THE OTHERS WERE ALL FLUFF OUT AND WAS ALREADY A DAY OLD SO THEY HAD TO BE TAKEN OUT. sHE IS NOW CHERPPING HER HEAD OFF I AM SO THINKING ABOUT GETTING A WARM TOWEL AND JUST HOLDING HER
     
  8. chickpeaz

    chickpeaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you, Mama! Now you have a favorite flock member for sure. [​IMG]
     
  9. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! Can't wait to see the little chick and watch him/her grow up! [​IMG]
     
  10. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Congratulations. [​IMG] Awesome job mom. [​IMG]
     

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