I think I have done a baaad thing.... Update at #17

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Camelot Farms, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    You know those things that seem like a good idea at the time? Well, I had one.

    My Serama mama popped out this itsy bitsy egg. In the pic it next to some other Serama eggs. As you can see, its pretty tiny. Not much bigger than my thumbnail.

    I dont know what possessed me to pop it in the 'bator, but I did and now the thing has developed and is ready to hatch.

    Do you think it will live? Will it survive outside the egg?

    I should never have incubated it but now that I have....help!

    Anyone ever had a successful micro hatch?


    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009
  2. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    only time will tell but you know you're not supposed to touch them while they are incubating. you're naughty. now let nature take it's course. I've always been interested in what would happen if one tried to hatch a teeny tiny egg.

    Guess I'll be learning from you.


    and I do feel bad for what ever is growing in there... it's hard when they are so small and you feel so helpless to help them.

  3. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    and can i say.... it's never gonna turn out good when the story starts out, "You know those things that seem like a good idea at the time?"

    < shakes head. [​IMG]
  4. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Quote:Thanks! lol

    Its a standing joke around here when something goes horribly wrong that this must be one of those 'Mom thought it was a good idea at the time' things...
  5. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    [​IMG] for the little chick! I know you feel bad about putting it in the incubator so here are some [​IMG] for you. When is the "hatching" day? I will keep my fingers crossed [​IMG]
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Good luck! I'll be watching this to see how it turns out.. [​IMG]
  7. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Come on Lil'Egg [​IMG]
  8. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sometimes I have to help my Seramas out, especially if they are very short legged. It seems they can have some trouble kicking\\getting out.... . [​IMG]
  10. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Quote:Its little legs wont be much longer than a good size sliver!

    When I see a pip, I plan to give it 12 hours then start helping cause there is no way this little thing will make it out. It should pip in the next 24 hours.

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