my first new chick-pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seminolewind, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    here is Ludovica
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  2. Kentucky~Momma

    Kentucky~Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwwww. That is so cute!!! Now maybe I will find my camera tomorrow as I clean to get ready for Christmas, and declutter the house with DH gone!
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Thats a cutie....what about the other egg.....is it still hopeful to hatch?
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    The other egg was rolling around Saturday morning, then nothing. I opened it this morning, and there was a dead chick, yolk absorbed. I think next time an egg is rocking and peeping, I will not wait so long. I am upset and my DH, was upset as well. I never thought he would be sad over the egg. We could have saved it. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:Dont blame yourself........things happen for a reason. If it was not strong enough to get through the shell, it may have had something wrong with it. Cheer up for the one that made it [​IMG]
     
  6. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay, for a chickie with a nice strong, complete beak! What kind of chicken is she?
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like a BIG one! What kind? Cutie-pie for sure!
     
  8. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Congrats on the hatch! [​IMG]
     
  9. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Cute chic! I love your thermometer. Sorry about the other egg. Don't blame yourself......there must be a reason. Congratulations on the one that hatched. That's awesome. I can't wait to try it this spring.
     
  10. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    WHAT A CUTIE! [​IMG]

    Just a thought of mine.
    I have noticed that eggs in our incubators really get rolled around like little bowling balls
    when the first chick/chicks hatch and I was seeing a lot of chicks die for no aparent reason.
    Thinking this could be one of the causes I set out to stop it.
    I now cut a small square of the rubber shelf liner with the holes into about a 8X8 inch square
    and place this in the middle of the wire rack THEN I take 4 of the FAT fluffy pipe cleanes and twist them
    into a square and put that on the rubber mat THEN place my eggs on/in this for the hatch they do not
    seem to get tossed around as much and my hatch rate did get better.



    www.flufnstuff.com
     

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