I have lots and lots of babies....{{{pics now}}}

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Myst4, May 28, 2008.

  1. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, after a long night and day, I have ended up with 24 babies out of 28 eggs. There are 3 white leghorn and one EE egg left in the bator,unpipped,no action. I candled them...no movement, and none had moved up to their air sac. [​IMG]
    That just breaks my heart. I'm leaving them in the bator over night though. But, on a better note,I have 24 babies.Although one is still in the bator. "She" had pipped at the pointy end of the egg and couldn't go any further. I had to assist then, but not before making sure that all that was going to hatch hatched. I broke away just the shell part...kept the membrane moist and gentley tore the membrane(without hitting a main vein) until there was an opening enough to fit the baby through. Then I could see that she was still attached to her cord and to the membrane. I put her in the bator and left her. "She" detached herself from it and is drying off and moving around. I am leaving her there for a bit longer to make sure she's alright. I will have pics tomorrow. I'm exhausted lol
    This is only my second hatch.....I only wish it was a 100% hatch rate....I feel so bad for the 4 that didn't make it [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Your hatch rate sounds good to me.
     
  3. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I'm so excited for you....I hope my hatch goes as well as yours! Congratulations on the chickies.....looking forward to pictures!
     
  4. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW still a good achevement seen as it's your second hatch,

    Mine are hatching now, only two out of a dozen [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!! What day are you on?? We are on day 23 and had no movement in the last 3 eggs we have in the bator. Tonight, one of those eggs just pipped. You may want to keep the remaining eggs in the bator for a few more days...you just never know [​IMG]
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    Quote:ITA 100%... some of mine seem to be running late. Maybe it was due to opening the bator a few times. You never know.
     
  7. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm on day 22 now...well,techically 23 for a couple of hours. I'm leaving them in the bator....but I'm afraid they won't hatch. I hope they do...their air sacs look good, although I didn't notice any veining anymore. Well I hope I have your luck and the 4 remaining eggs hatch. [​IMG]

    Good luck to you!
     
  8. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks and good luck with your hatch!
     
  9. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the new babies. Can't wait to see pics.
     
  10. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks and I'm uploading the pics to photobucket as I type this. They'll be here soon.
     

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