One of those eggs ...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sjisty, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    So, I'm candling my eggs in the incubator. This was not a good batch. They came through the mail and probably got mishandled, plus I had wild temperature fluctuations at the beginning and my turner quit working. On top of everything else, I forgot to write down the date I set them! What else could go wrong? Needless to say, most didn't develop. Some had blood rings. We come to day #who knows - I'm candling the last four eggs. The rest long since went in the garbage. One egg is dark inside with no movement. I tap it with my fingernail and it has that "sound" that you just know means it's a dead 'un. Since tomorrow was garbage day, I just put it back in the incubator and figured it would go out with the garbage.

    Well, tomorrow came (yesterday). I'm cooking breakfast and I hear a PEEP PEEP PEEP, loud and strong. I run to the incubator and welcome little "Solo" to the world!

    Moral of the story - When in doubt, don't throw out!

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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What a story! And congrats!
     
  3. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing! And what a cute name. 'Solo'.
    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
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  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Aw, what a cutie [​IMG] Congrats! Thank you for sharing your story with us [​IMG]
     
  5. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    What a great story!! I've got a late egg, but I'm giving it a few more days...hope the outcome is as good as yours! [​IMG]
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    YAH!!! [​IMG] looks like a brahma chick!
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I am with you... I had something similar on day 23 when I was going to take the eggs left and toss them but I hadn't turned off the incubator yet. I thought I would candle the eggs first so I took them out and when I went to candle one it started peeping I turned the egg over and there was a little hole on the bottom that I couldn't see when it was in the incubator. I picked off the shell around the same line the chick would normally zip and placed the egg in a moist paper towel and a little while later it hatched. I think we had miracles. I was so happy when it hatched more or less unassisted.
     
  8. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Quote:Of course - is there any other kind? She/he's a dark Brahma.
     
  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Of course - is there any other kind? She/he's a dark Brahma.

    hehe wasn't sure but sure looks just like mine as day olds! pretty!!!!!!
     

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