Korfus, new chick!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozark hen, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    OMG, it is day 23 and yesterday I threw away an egg that turned out to have a blue orp chick in it [​IMG] although dead. I couldn't figure out why it had completely developed and then died in the shell but decided to wait until day 24 to be absolutely sure of a no-hatch! Low and behold I heard chirping and about knocked my dh over trying to get to the incubator!! [​IMG] Here is the first one..maybe the only one and I pray it makes it so I will at least have two blue orps. I have one pullet who is about three-four weeks old, not by my calendar to double check. This one looks like it will be very light but won't know for sure until dries. I just pray it makes it. [​IMG]
    not very clear right now.
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Congrats!!! I'm so glad that you waited before throwing anymore eggs out. [​IMG]
  3. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Homer, GA
    way to go!!!!!!!
  4. Congrats! [​IMG]
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    thank you all! This chick was born with some greenish/dark ...hmmm looks like a bowel movement? stringing out from behind it. Is this normal or is it because the chick was born so late?
  6. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Congrats!!! I can't wait to see more pictures!!
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Congrats, Carrie-looks like it could be a splash. The greenish is just what you think, probably.
  8. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007

    I agree with Cyn, it looks like a splash.
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    It's adorable! Congrats! I hope it makes it [​IMG]

    The green stuff is most likely a poo. I've had chicks hatch with that before. I figure human fetuses poo when distressed... do you think it's the same with chickens? [​IMG]
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    Thanks everyone...I can't tell you how excited I am over this chick! Yes, Cyn, I think it is a splash, too but I was waiting to get verification from the more experienced [​IMG]
    It seems to be rather healthy and responds to my voice so I am praying there will be at least one more, hopefully three.... [​IMG] by tomorrow. If not then I hope this is a cockeral since I have the blue orp pullet. I will be guarding these two with my life so they make it through this winter and all. It is so wonderful. And now Miss P may have developed a new color? How exciting is all this? Got to love these orps!!

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