I have a BABY!!!! Update: There are 2!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyd2008, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    One of my eggs from DDD has hatched!! [​IMG] It looks like either a blue or black ameracauna. I'm thinking blue, but I'm not sure. It has the cutest little puffy cheeks! [​IMG] There is one other egg peeping for sure, and one more that 'should' hatch. The other 3 seem to have quit early on, darned new bator, still haven't figured it out [​IMG] But this is a miracle chick!!! I had a temp spike the other day that killed ALL the silkie eggs that were in the hatcher with these, so the fact that any of them have hatched is a MIRACLE!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's awesome, Shelley!!!! I'm glad your hatch wasn't a complete loss! Aren't bator problems the pits!!!!!!
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    This one is driving me crazy!! It's a 1583 hovabator, and the temp hardly ever moves! I guess my thermometer wasn't as accurate as I thought it was, because I had a lot of eggs quit around day 10ish all the way to hatch. One of the silkie eggs was peeping, then I had the temp spike [​IMG]

    I'm thinking I'm gonna run it a bit on the high side, like around 100.5 instead of 99.5. I would rather have chicks hatch a day early than not at all!
     
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  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] congrats Shelley!...yay babies!!!
     
  5. Mom2Cool

    Mom2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats Shelley your miracle must be that much more special....[​IMG] [​IMG]:clap
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I woke up this morning to another peeper in my bator!! So now I have a black and a blue ameraucana!!! The black one was the first to hatch, and the blue was overnight! Only one egg left to hatch, let's hope it does! [​IMG]
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Congrats! [​IMG]
     

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