My Amazing Little Miracle Baby!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by momofspoiledchicks, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. momofspoiledchicks

    momofspoiledchicks Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 24, 2009
    South Carolina
    I posted a few days ago in the Incubating & Hatching Eggs forum about an egg that broke but the membrane was still intact. I was not sure it would make it.


    I kept it wrapped in a moist sock & put it in a thrown together homemade incubator that I had set up in my closet. I really had my doubts. I have never incubated eggs at all, much less a broken one. I kept a clsoe eye on it, making sure the membrane did not dry out. It was actually pretty cool because you could see the baby moving under the membrane. Well, I could not believe it, but.......

    Here is the baby with its big sister/brother looking on:


    It really is amazing!

    The next day with his/her big brother/sister:


    He/she is doing great!!

    You can see that there are more eggs in my little homemade incubator. I had to take them away from the Buff Orpington hen that was setting on them. She had one chick to hatch out & once that chick jumped out of the nesting box, she left the eggs & they got a little cold. So, I brought them in & so far, 2 have hatched, plus the broken one. This is my first time trying to hatch eggs & so far, so good!

    Just wanted to share my story of my miracle chick! I named him/her Lu (from "hallelujah")
  2. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    She/he is precious! Thats an awesome story - isn't it amazing how resilient they are?
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    There are times when you shouldn't give up! Very uplifting story.

    And you found a use for a single sock!
  4. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    Quote:Now THAT is a miracle!
  5. momofspoiledchicks

    momofspoiledchicks Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 24, 2009
    South Carolina
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Wow, what a awesome story! Cute name, too! [​IMG]
  7. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ohhh, that little one is going to be super spoiled! And she will deserve all the lovins!
  8. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2010
    What a great story. And absolutly adorible babies.
  9. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Aw! That's so cute! I think that she/he will turn out beautifly!
  10. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

    Jun 22, 2009
    Wow that is amazing. [​IMG]

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