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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kessidy, May 18, 2008.

  1. Kessidy

    Kessidy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since so many people here helped so much I thought I would put together a little album of our journey. The chick is looking so great!


    Pipping the egg:
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    baby under the membrane inside the egg:
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    Membrane removed
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    Working on getting body out. Look at those HUGE feet!
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    Just after hatching completely:
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    Getting on it's feet and starting to move and eat:
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    All dry and pretty:
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  2. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    Gladstone MI
    Thank you for this made my day.
     
  3. ChelC

    ChelC Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! The pictures are awesome. So glad you were able to save him.
     
  4. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They sure are cute when they are dry aren't they:)
     
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Awwwww........that was beautiful. We are on day 13 of our first hatch so my kids LOVED seeing that!!!! Makes me even more anxious!!!
     
  6. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kessidy, thanks for posting the pics. I read your thread that night anxiously and I was on the edge of my seat! I am so glad you were able to save this adorable baby.

    Isn't it amazing that they even fit into those little eggs?!!

    Congratulations on a job well done!!!! Enjoy your little fluffer! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    I notice that you had the egg on what looks like a moist facecloth? Did you put the facecloth in the bator or remove the egg? Did you assist at all? I am on day 18 with 42 eggs in the bator with my first hatch.
     
  8. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so happy you posted this [​IMG] I'm glad you've got this baby to take care of!
     
  9. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All I can say is WOW!!!
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    First let me say I'm glad you got a live chick, but one word of caution......From the amount of blood he probably needed a few more hours in the shell. That's one reason it can take them so long to hatch....as the hatching process moves along the blood withdraws from the veins and the hatch should be basically bloodless. It's very easy for a chick to bleed to death if a person choses to intervene and it's too early.
     

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