****My Little Miracle Baby!!!****

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by momofspoiledchicks, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. momofspoiledchicks

    momofspoiledchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    A few days ago, I posted about an egg that broke but the membrane was still intact. I was not sure it would make it.

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    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:

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    It really is amazing!

    The next day with his/her big brother/sister:

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    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. leahthor

    leahthor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was amazing!!! Congratulations, you have every right to be proud after all that work. It goes to prove never say never![​IMG]
     
  3. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, my goodness, that is a great story! Thanks for sharing. How long had the membrane been exposed before it hatched? What a cute little one !!!
     
  4. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    What a sweet story!!! Thanks for sharing, she's precious!
     
  5. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!!! [​IMG] Having a miracle hatch always makes you feel like you actually did something good/right.
     
  6. OrloffTom

    OrloffTom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome story! It about made me cry [​IMG] lol. Yah, I'm a sappy guy.
     
  7. CathyRN

    CathyRN Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool ! [​IMG] I love hearing those sweet success stories !!! [​IMG]
     
  8. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the best story I've heard all week. I know you are beyond thrilled and amazed and delighted. Great great job!
    Such a sweet chickie too.

    Jenny
     
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, that is SO COOL! Congratulations, and thanks for sharing the pics![​IMG]
     

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