Refrigerator eggs HATCHING!!!!! YEAH!! 2 hatched 7 pipping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DutchChicky, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. DutchChicky

    DutchChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excited isn't the word, elated maybe !!! [​IMG]
    MY Polish chicken lost her live 3 weeks ago to an attack of a Hawk. So I was so destraught that I figured, he, I haven't used my bator this year yet, let's try to hatch the 4 eggs I had in the Fridge from her. Nothing to lose right?!?!? I let them come on room temperture for about 6 hours and put them in with some other eggs that my chickens laid that day. 1 BR, 1RIR, 2 white leghorn a little black Bantam (lays blue eggs)and 4 sexlinks. Some weren't fertilized and others quit along the way. So ended up with 2 leghorn eggs that where moving around like crazy last night, but now haven't done anything this morning, 2 brown eggs that could be from the RIR, BR or sexlinks and 2 blue ones from the little Bantam Then the 4 Polish and 15 Buff Orpingtons that I put in a day later, that I bought to add some color to my flock. They also had been refrigartored (bought 2 dozen, only 15 made it, but only paid $2.50 a dozen , so who can complain!)
    So here we are 3 weeks later and 2 hatched and the other 5 are pipping!! [​IMG]
    My Rooster is a pretty Bantam boy (Hendrik) and maybe my little light Brahma got on one of the girls when Hendrik wasn't looking [​IMG]

    Can't wait to see how the're all coming out
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Good luck with your hatch! [​IMG] I'm sorry for your loss and hope you get her babies. [​IMG] I lost one a few months back to a hawk too, but sadly I didn't have any of her eggs grow. [​IMG] I pulled them out of the frig too. I wish you lots of luck. [​IMG]
     
  3. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats. There BETTER be pics soon. LOL Goodluck with the pips, -Jay
    p.s. Sorry for your loss. Hawks are mean. [​IMG]
     
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  4. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so happy you were able to hatch some of her babies! Hope they have her great personality...[​IMG] can't wait to see um!
     
  5. DutchChicky

    DutchChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK you asked , here I go [​IMG]
     
  6. DutchChicky

    DutchChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. DutchChicky

    DutchChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    'Mieke' on the right is the mother of the 2 babies

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    'haantje' possibly the father, but doubt it

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    part of the bunch with 'Hendrik' on the foreground, the most likely father
     
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Aw, a great BIG congrats to you!! [​IMG]
     
  9. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

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    So did the eggs from your polish that you lost hatch??
     
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  10. DutchChicky

    DutchChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the 2 that hatched first and so far theonly ones, are the one from the Polish.I was so suprised that from the 4 eggs I put in from her al 4 made it and are first to hatch. The other 2 are pipping and zipping as we speak, have 5 other ones pipping, 7 in total!!
     

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