I must share this...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by youdontknow32, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA

    Last wed. 10/8 I lost one of my Serama roos, my little one. I have 42 eggs in my incubator, so hubby tells me yesterday that one of the serama eggs is no good (Jakes egg, my roo that died) So I was upset, so it's like 8 at night and I told Matt that he might as well get that egg out if it is no good (this is our first time incubating and hatching eggs) theres this big crack in the egg which wasn't suppose to hatch until tomorrow, and he freaks out, he hears chirping and puts light up to in and sees a chick. We got our brooder ready quickly and Matt decided to help the little chick hatch. He or she is alive and well and is the cutest little thing!! I will post pictures on wed. hopefully, I have misplaced my camera. Anyhow, I lost Jake but now have his baby and more on the way, it was a bittersweet moment last night...

    ...at least I know Hubby can hatch eggs now:p[​IMG][​IMG]

    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008
  2. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Congrats on the chick! Sorry about your roo.
  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I am so sorry for your loss...That is so neat that there happened to be a live chick in that egg. Jakes spirit must've been with that baby.
  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Sorry about Jake. But that is a great story about the chick! Congrats!!
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    Corydon, Indiana
    That's a real nice story. Why did hubby think the egg was no good?
  6. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Thank you everyone!!

    He told me that the air pocket was taking up most of the egg, he had thought the chick stopped growing in the first place and then when he looked at it a week or so later he said the air pocket got huge, I told him it was normal (even though I didn't know), we were so close, and luckily, he/she is with us still!

  7. Congrats on the new chick [​IMG]!
  8. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Thank you!
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Congrats on the new chick.

    I have to warn you here that helping chicks to hatch can be very disasterous. If this chick had a fully absorbed yolk you are very lucky. Usually that isn't always the case especially a day or two early.
  10. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Thank you, we know some about it, an we are reading more now, we really didn't expect them to hatch, we still got things ready, but not everything. We more or less took away the hard shell and left the inner coating around the chick, is that ok? I don't personally know.

    Thank you very much, MissPrissy.


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