My 1st Broody hatch!!! WooHoo!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by steffpeck, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Today is day 20, and I decided to go check on Miss Penny for the night, and when I picked her up to see how many eggs were under her today (some of the other hens get in the box with her and lay their eggs, ugh!! I have tried to move her,but she won't stay on the eggs anywhere else but the nesting box, so we have had to deal and keep removing unmarked eggs) and when I picked her up, something furry brushed against my hand and scared me half to death. Well to my suprise this is what I found........


    Here she/he is peaking out from under his mommy. [​IMG]


    It is either a Golden Comet/Dominique or Buff Orp/Dominique cross.

    I saw one other pip for sure, but without moving the other eggs around, I couldn't tell if there were any more. I can't wait till tomorrow morning!!!

    ???? for someone.... What happens to the egg shells once they hatch? I cannot find any trace of the shell.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Congrats!! [​IMG]

    what a cutie
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
  3. Anne

    Anne Songster

    Feb 11, 2007
    Bellingham, WA
    Mama may have eaten the shell.
  4. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Oh how sweet! I love the new baby! Good luck on the remainder of the hatch!
  5. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO cute is that!! Congratulations [​IMG]

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