Just Hatched

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sacrifice, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. sacrifice

    sacrifice Songster

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    My chicks are finally hatching despite the best efforts of the Post Office to kill them (a fun story that involves an 800 or so mile detour to Fairbanks, AK with about 7 days traveling time to me (Yes, the PO lost/mis-directed the properly addressed Express Mail package! [​IMG] )). Two of the chicks were out when I got home from work last night, and one hatched during our power outage - the incubator went to 75 degrees during that time, but is doing absolutely fine today. Another chick should be hatched when I get home, and the other is wriggling around in its egg - so....

    A cell phone picture of when I got home last night:

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    The room they are in is about 63 degrees, but they seem quite content underneath the heater in the brooder:

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    I think what I learned from this is that eggs and their contents are very sturdy (and that the Post Office [​IMG] [​IMG] !)

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  2. mbakerins

    mbakerins In the Brooder

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    Very nice! Congratulations
     
  3. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Songster

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    Wow. Great story. In honor of their pre-natal journey, I vote that you give the chicks Alaskan names.

    Denali, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Kodiak, Nome, Sitka, Valdez?

    Or

    Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, & Trig (For Palin fans!)
     
  4. Mmmaddie13

    Mmmaddie13 Songster

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    Those are some TOUGH babies! Holy cow!
    They look great! [​IMG]
     
  5. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Songster

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