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My "Iffy Chicky" has made it!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by birds4me, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. birds4me

    birds4me Chirping

    Jan 22, 2011
    My eggs in my bator started hatching on 2/2. One of my polish eggs hatched, but took a VERY long time and when the chick came out it had not "sealed up" after absorbing the yoke. He came out with a hole that was slightly larger round then a pencil! [​IMG] The chick instantly lost a few drops of blood. Once out of the shell and in the incubator the chick just seemed to WANT to make it. I left it in the bator for a few hours until I could see that he was just misserable. I decided to move it into the brooder to see if that would help. When I got him out of the bator I noticed that the hole was getting smaller [​IMG] I put clean paper towels in a tuperware container for him in the brooder with the others and he seemed much happier. DH had "the talk" with me about how this chick probably would not make it and such [​IMG] . My son and I had our fingers crossed and kept an eye on the chick until we HAD to go to bed. By bed time the whole was very small and my hope was growing! [​IMG] Well.......Iffy Chicky made it through the night........and the next day.................and is just perfectly healed up and normal as ever!!!! [​IMG] This baby is a keeper and it's name is ...............Iffy Chicky! So far it looks like it might end up being a totally white (or very close to it) polish. I will have to post pictures later. Right now we are just concentrating on letting Iffy be a chicky AND I can't get it to stand still enough to get a good picture!

    Just thought I'd share! I don't know how often this happens and what the % is of them actually making it. I think I have a new favorite chicken [​IMG], just PLEASE don't tell the others! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011

  2. mistymeadowchicks

    mistymeadowchicks Chirping

    Nov 19, 2010
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    What a nice warm fuzzy! So happy for you & your iffy chickie!
  3. CathyM

    CathyM Songster

    Jan 27, 2011
    YEAH!! [​IMG] That's wonderful! And I love "Iffy Chicken" - keep goin' Iffy!![​IMG]
  4. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    A small hole? Where? What does "sealed up" mean? I'm not quite sure I can picture this. Was it not developed completely?
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers


    That is WONDERFUL!

    I would have left him in the 'bator to "finish up" but you had good results, so don't mind me! I think it's wonderful Iffy Chick is all better!!!
  6. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Garrison, MN
    YAY!!! [​IMG] I love those special little chickies when they make it!
  7. RunninWithScissorBeaks

    RunninWithScissorBeaks In the Brooder

    Dec 27, 2010
    NC Mountains
    Way to go Iffy Chicky! [​IMG]

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