Pictures of our newly hatched babies

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChrystalGail, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Songster

    Jun 13, 2007
    Casa Grande, AZ
    For those of you who don't know our story. I built my incubator and put a batch of 42 eggs in. I lost 10 of them that didn't develope. Our power went out at day 10 for 8 hours and the temps dropped down to about 84*. Then to my great surprise on day 17 the hatching began!!! [​IMG] I am now on day 21 with 3 inactive eggs and 1 pipped left in the bator. I did loose one chick [​IMG] , but the other 27 seem to be lively and happy! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the last 4 and I will keep them in the bator until Tuesday. [​IMG] Okay enough gibber gabber, here is what everyone wants to see... The Babies!

    The little black & white one in the left I named Oreo

    This is one of our 2 little surprise Polish chicks, named Sir Topem Hat

    This is a little cochin mix, look at those adorable fuzzy legs

    These two were having a staring contest! The one on the left is blueish with a red face, the one one the right is also a cochin mix with not as much fuzz.

    This one was looking at a fly that stopped by for a visit.

    Here they are cuddled under the heat lamp. The striped one in the back is named Racer.

    Here they are before I switched them to the larger cage.

    Well, I hope you all enjoyed my pictures of my babies. They sure are sweet and fun!
  2. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    Oh how wonderful!

    Thanks for sharing. :)
  3. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Oh, I am so glad, after all you went through, that they have hatched! They look great!
  4. Chellester

    Chellester Songster

    Jun 22, 2007
    Nor Cal
    How cute!!! I'm glad everything worked out after your power outage.
  5. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Songster

    May 6, 2007
    Great Job !
  6. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    THey are adorable!!! Congratulations on the great hatch.

  7. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    That's so awesome that you had such a great hatch after the challenges you had!!! They are absolutely adorable!!!

    Don't you find it intresting that some hatches turn out great even when things haven't gone well and other hatches are horrible even though you think everything has gone smoothley?

  8. Judymae

    Judymae Songster

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    They are sooo sweet! [​IMG]
  9. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    They are just adorable!! Congrats!!
  10. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Songster

    Jun 13, 2007
    Casa Grande, AZ
    Thanks everyone! I am enjoying them so much! I was sad that we lost one, but I am grateful for the 28 happy healthy babies. My final hatch rate was 67%, which is great, I think! There are still 3 eggs in the incubator that I am leaving there until Tuesday, but I'm pretty sure they aren't going to hatch.

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