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

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

  1. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

    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 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 Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
  3. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

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


    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

    Cool! [​IMG]
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

  6. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

    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

    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 Songster

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

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