***My BBS Hatch*** ***The Final Tally***

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChicknThief, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Ok so as some of you know, I have some BBS Orpington eggs from Greg Marlett in the incubator. Last night I got 4 pips, and about 3 minutes ago....


    I BECAME A MOMMY!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I have one ENORMOUS black/possible blue who is probably a rooster, and one SPLASH who is probably a hen!! [​IMG] [​IMG]


    We are having an awful time getting good pics through the Hova windows, but I promise, pics will come soon!!!


    To the Bator Batman! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2008
  2. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    [​IMG] CONGRATULATIONS!
     
  3. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Just had another hatch and it is....




    ANOTHER SPLASH!!! [​IMG]

    And the one we thought might be a black is not, it is a blue!!!

    So so far one blue and two splashes!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cool! [​IMG]
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

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  6. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Okay.... Here is the final tally..

    2 splash
    2 blues
    2 blacks.
    (This is subject to change as they dry out [​IMG] )

    They are all healthy now and totally active. One of the blues last night was having seizures, but a little poly vi sol and it is as good as new this morning.

    Of the eleven that made it into the hatcher, here is how they hatched.

    3/30 first to pip, first to hatch
    3/29 3rd to pip, 2nd to hatch
    3/28 2nd to pip, 3rd to hatch
    3/25 5th to pip, 4th to hatch
    3/29 4th to pip, 5th to hatch
    3/? 6th to pip and hatch (forgot to look at date!)

    3/22 died first week
    3/23 undeveloped except a few veins
    3/24 undeveloped
    3/29 died after pipped air cell, no obsorbed yolk
    3/30 fully developed, died at hatch

    So the earliest one we had to make it to full term was a 3/25. but all the most recent ones did very well, only two not making it at hatch.

    Yeah!!!!! 6 fluffy butts!!!!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Congrats, Jess! I'm getting quite a bunch to send out to you come Monday morning. You'll be up to your eyeballs in fluffy butts, LOL! [​IMG]
     
  8. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Thank you Cyn. Those babies are so special.
     

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