Look what I got in the mail today---

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Crazy4Chicks, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    This is the first time I have ever gotten EGGS in the mail LOL - these are banty cochins - 14 of them - all got here in great shape - I am so exicited and nervous all at the same time -

    The box was clearly marked on ALL sides

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    Plenty of packing peanuts above and under the eggs

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    All the eggs were bubble wrapped nice and tightly no loose eggs

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    Each egg was wrapped in bubble wrap

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    under all that bubble they were wrapped in a papertowel
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    here they all are resting till they can be set
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    I cant believe I am going to do this - this is only my second time hatching anything and my first time hatching eggs that were shipped

    Julie
     
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    [​IMG] Happy hatching!!
     
  3. tataharris

    tataharris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so cool! I'm excited for you!!!! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I am so EXICITED !!!! there is not a smiley big enough to show how happy I am - these little guys will be the start to a breeding program I have been wanting for the past year !!!!


    Julie
     
  5. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YEAH!!! It is so much fun. I'm glad all of you out there get excited over these sorts of things. I do and I was wondering if I was crazy.[​IMG] Guess not!!
    Good luck with you hatching!
     
  6. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    oh no you are not crazy LOL

    I hatched 3 ducklings about 2 weeks ago those were my first ever hatched anythings - and when I saw that first pip I started to cry I was so happy and than when they were all hatched and I was able to hold them I started crying again LOL

    now everytime I go to the brooder to visit them or feed/water it still amazes me that those little buggers hatched- they are from my own flock so it is really cute to see them and than go out and tell the mommy her babies are getting big LOL


    Julie
     
  7. Dilly

    Dilly Cooped Up

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    How strange, I thought they had to stay under a light or the eggs would not be vital. how long were they in limbo or shipping? I guess what I am asking is how long will they stay alive without care?

    good luck and how great is this.
     
  8. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    COOOOL - What Fun!

    I am new to Bantam Cochins

    I have some that are about 2 months old, I will post pictures later if ya want to see them :)
     
  9. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    pics of chicks -- of course I ant to see them LOL


    Dilly - from what I know eggs can sit out for up to 7 days before you run the risk of them not hatching- these little ones were only in "limbo" about 2-3 days so they will sit on the counter for about a night and I will set them and cross my fingers and hope for the best

    Julie
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good luck with your hatch, Julie! You're doing back-to-backs, aren't you?
     

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