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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Beckie G, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Beckie G

    Beckie G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently I found myself following a thread where a woman was incubating in her bra, and I must admit I was a little intrigued.
    Everyday afterward when I went to grab my little silkie, Buckbeak’s egg, the temptation was ever-present. After deliberating with my niece, aka my co-surrogate, on several different occasions, we finally made the fateful decision.
    On Monday, January 20th we began incubating Buckbeak’ egg, which we will refer to as Egg A. Wrapped in a cotton swaddle, Egg A sat-cuddled in my bra, soon to be joined by neighboring egg, Egg B…. and no, I don’t intending on dropping ten or twenty more in there, lol.
    Today is day five and after candling this evening the twins appear to be developing nicely.
    Here are some pictures from the candlings.
    Egg A Day 3
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    Some vein development was visible, you can sort of see it in the top left area

    This is the same Egg A on Day 5

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    The chick is developing on time despite slightly lower temperatures.
    A cute little alien baby! lol
     
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  2. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats amazing! Good luck whith hatching
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Good idea wrapping them in cotton, they're porous. Good luck, I don't think I could walk around with an egg in my bra for 21 days (not too mention my eggs would probably get cold because there isn't alot going on in that area :lau ).
     
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  4. Beckie G

    Beckie G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, luckily I'm sharing the responsibility with my niece. I couldn't do it without help for the whole 21 days. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickie Momma

    Chickie Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is sooo coool. I am now inspired! I am a friend of Kyle's and know of your crazy animal friendly home. I applaude you. I will wait for Daisy to gimme an egg tomorrow and will start the incubation as soon as she lays it! Russell always lets me know because he crows after he sees the littlle egg. I know he has been doing his thing because there's been a lot of silkie wrestling going on lol:lol:
     
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    What do you do at night? Aren't you afraid you'll crush them inadvertently?
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    I remember that trend very well as I had one of my younger boys read it aloud and it was the funniest thing to watch him as he figured out what he was reading [​IMG]


    But to have someone help you out is probably the best solation as the other lady got sick, so to you I wish the best of luck to [​IMG]



    I will be keeping an eye on this trend to see how you do as I would so much like to see it be accomplished by someone on here [​IMG]


    And my grand kids will be watching also so go for it Beckie G [​IMG]





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  8. Beckie G

    Beckie G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a crazy animal friendly home [​IMG] Same here, Rover waits patiently everyday for Buckbeak to lay her egg, so much that for a while there we thought Rover was going to be broody, but to no avail- eggs in my bra...lol !

    Its certainly a commitment, but fun to watch the progress.
     
  9. Beckie G

    Beckie G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At first it was a little scary wondering if I was going to wake up with yolk all over me..and admittedly- it still is. Fortunately, I learned I am a back sleeper, so that helps. I think it definitely helps that the shells are super strong. I am surprised at how resilient they really are. [​IMG]
     
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  10. Beckie G

    Beckie G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My nephew is the one who originally followed the thread, keeping us updated and then I began following it. Waiting and wondering how it would turn out. I think you are right having another person help out is the best way to go. Especially for showering and working. Hopefully, after dinner, we will candle again and post more pictures [​IMG]
     

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