1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Minni Egg Hatch

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Violetsfeathers, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. alyssaallycat

    alyssaallycat Chillin' With My Peeps

    83
    11
    51
    Feb 14, 2016
    Yeah, it would be pretty unlikely that it does hatch..... but it would be SO COOL if it did!
     
  2. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,121
    237
    163
    Feb 22, 2015
    Minnesota
    Day 16
     
  3. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,121
    237
    163
    Feb 22, 2015
    Minnesota
    Marshmallow is the one who has been sitting on the eggs so far. I have been wondering what I was going to do with the other eggs if the tiny egg hatched. I was going to take the tiny chick away from her until she hatched the other eggs.
    But today it seems as though my other Cochin bantam Dot is on the edge of going broody so if the tiny egg does hatch I'll stick the other eggs under Dot. The only problem is Dot is vicious! She won't let me reach under her to collect eggs anymore (although I do it anyway) and I don't want her to teach her chicks to be afraid of people.

    [​IMG]
    Marshmallow

    [​IMG]
    Dot

    Day 4 for other eggs
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2016
  4. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,832
    352
    218
    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    Do the egg maneuvers when it is dark. With one hand pet her on top, and with the other slip under toward the eggs.
     
  5. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,121
    237
    163
    Feb 22, 2015
    Minnesota
    I get her eggs, it just hurts a little.
     
  6. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,121
    237
    163
    Feb 22, 2015
    Minnesota
    Day 17 for the tiny egg.
    I candled it, still looks like a yolk, I'm 87% sure it's not going to hatch :( sorry folks.

    Day 5
    I candled the eggs, over half the egg is dark and I can see veins in all of them. :D
    There are four, two are Dots (I think) one is from one of our Mille fleurs, and one should be a buff brahma bantam egg. They will all be at least half buff brahma.
    [​IMG]
    This is the father, Pumpkin.

    The chicks we ordered still haven't been put in the incubator yet.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2016
  7. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,121
    237
    163
    Feb 22, 2015
    Minnesota
    Now that I can actually see the chick developing (it helps that the eggs aren't as dark) I am getting excited, I call it Chick Fever. I haven't even told mom I put the eggs under her yet... I should probably do that.
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,121
    237
    163
    Feb 22, 2015
    Minnesota
    I got home from school and checked on the chickens. Marshmallow was off the best and her eggs were cold. Mom had taken her off. I asked mom How long she had been off the nest and she said a couple hours, she thought she would jump back in her pen.

    [​IMG] The eggs might not hatch now.
     
  9. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,121
    237
    163
    Feb 22, 2015
    Minnesota
    Is the yolk supposed to stick to the side of the shell? The embryo moves when I move the egg but the yolk and veins aren't moving.
     
  10. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,832
    352
    218
    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    Understand that the yolk is the source of nutrients and building blocks that make a chick grow and happen. All of the yolk will eventually be absorbed to create that cute little fuzz ball AKA chick. [​IMG][​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by