Last two chicks made it (pics)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 4-H chicken mom, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    The final two bantam buff brahma cochins made it this morning. I still had to help the one on the right. The shell was crack all the way around but the membrane was stuck tight. These two babies are alot smaller than the one that died. I guess two out of four isn't too bad. One egg didn't make it past 10 days when it developed a red ring.


    Resting comfortably. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    They look good - congrats. I love the feather duster too - neat idea. I ended up putting one of my sons stuffed animals in the brooder with my chicks. It's amazing how they all cuddle on it.
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
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  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    How sweet!!! [​IMG]
  5. Blondie

    Blondie Songster

    That feather duster is a good idea!! Heidi - you said that they like to cuddle against a stuffed animal. I remember in grade school (1960's) we watched a film on baby monkeys. Some of them had a "wire mother" and some had a "towel mother". It was supposed to prove that the monkeys were better off with the "towel mother".

    I'm sure today that film would be banned at school because it was tantamount to abuse. I felt sorry for the wire-mother monkeys. [​IMG]
  6. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    They stilled showed it in my highschool just a few years back.I forget what the point of showing the film was, as it didn't fit the lesson at the time. I think we may have had a sub, and the film was to keep us busy until the teacher could come back. Any four year old could tell you cuddling a blankie is better than cuddling some wire. It seemed like a pointless experiment.
    Thanks for the idea with the feather duster. I think I'll try it next time I have a small hatch. Precious babies!

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