Pleasant Surprise

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Black Feather, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    Came home to a nice surprise tonight.

    My hatch for the weekend had pretty much finished except for one last egg in the incubator. It was 3/4 hatched all the way around, but had not made much progress for about 24ish hours. Now me being a bit of a softy and knowing I had been in and out of the incubator a few times decided to help this little one out of the egg as I suspected it wouldn't have a whole lot longer to live otherwise. Sure enough it had dried in the eggs a bit most likely making it impossible for the little one to hatch. Once out of the egg I dried it off a bit and placed him in the brooder with the rest while I did the morning chores. When I came back in the little guy was not looking good at all and I figured it had gotten past the point of no return so I placed it back in the incubator to pass away quietly on it's own without being trampled by it's clutch mates.

    Low and behold when I got home to take the 'body' out of the incubator it was there peeping at me, all dried off and running around! What a nice surprise. It's now in the brooder running around with the rest of it's siblings.

    Urban Coyote
  2. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2008
    aw what a great surprise! Congrats!!
  3. kdcrws

    kdcrws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    L.C. FL
    What a lucky little guy! I love a story with a happy ending
  4. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    Nice! congrats!
  5. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    I always love a happy ending [​IMG]
  6. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Oh, I am so glad he made it for you. What a nice story to read, thank you so much for posting it.
  7. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    Yeah, I thought it was pretty nice too. He's still up and kicking this morning so I consider that a good sign. Maybe I should mark him so I will know which chick has the greatest survival instinct. [​IMG]
  8. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2007
    Wow! That is wonderful! What a releif.


    We have one that we helped who is now our favorite chicken by far.
    It's like she knows that we helped her.

    Congratulations on the hatch!

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