My Amazing Little Miracle Baby!!

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

  1. momofspoiledchicks

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

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    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 Songster

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

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

  8. chicknduck

    chicknduck Songster

    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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