September 2015 Hatch-A-long!!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Joplus, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My eggs haven't shown any signs of being ready to hatch, but they are still alive and moving around inside of the shell. I had 8 of them, but 4 were infertile so now I have four lively little bantam eggs.
     
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Amazing breeds! All of them are beautiful!

    Best of luck with the hatches! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Naliez

    Naliez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, it looks like there's a hole in the shell, but the membrane is still intact? Is that okay, I thought they pip into the air sac first and then the shell. This pip is on the side and it looks like he's trying to break the membrane open?
     
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    If there is a hole in the shell, then it has to have broken the membrane. It could be lower than the air cell, but the air cell draws down alot and it still could be through the air cell. Can you post a pic?
     
  5. Naliez

    Naliez Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Looks a little low, but its big enough that it should be fine. Its quite possible that the air cell drew down that much. And the membrane may look intact, but its definitely broken! Yeah!! That means its getting air.
    Also, just in case you didn't know, it should start zipping in a counter-clockwise direction, looking at the big end.
    Hope to see baby pics in the morning, or tomorrow afternoon! Woohoo!
     
  7. Naliez

    Naliez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha ha! Thanks!!! Me too!
     
  8. chickendreams24

    chickendreams24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just candled all my Buttercup eggs and its not looking so good(not that they ever did). Trying to give some the benefit of the doubt as nothing stinks but did pull some more out today. And I don't think I'll be going into lockdown this week. We have to candle again in two days but decided to candle, before any possible lockdown on the first set of eggs, tonight since Mom hasnt seen them in almost a week. Let's just say nothing looks promising except two or three eggs. We are saving a few blood rings that there appears to still be living chicks in them even though I don't have much hope. As well as some that I think quit but may still have movement in them. So here is the run down three chicks are developing for sure in the eggs from set 2 assuming they don't quit. We have three iffy eggs from set 2 and the two iffy eggs from set 1. We also have three very very long shot eggs from set 2. Everything else has been pulled and eggtopsied including 5 we did tonight. There were two eggs that were not fertile and two cloudy brownish ones and the last was the only one that had a discernable embryo in it. Which was sad but also quite cool to see.
    Wow this is a bummer. I hope I get at least one pullet BC that would be craptastic luck. Needless to say I will be a hovering Mommy come lockdown on these. Oh and BTW one of the developing eggs is very porous.
     
  9. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg I'm super excited my chicks are due Thursday. I'm new to this and still have some last min building to do so when momma went to the restroom this morning I checked the eggs and you can hear them pepping inside [​IMG][​IMG] and also the ones I looked at already have cracking on the shell am I good until Thursday when they will hatch if 4 of 10 eggs I looked at have the shell cracked already..
     
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Looks like a great place, it probably has pipped in the drop down air cell..has it hatched yet? If not, bet you get a baby tonight or early in the morning. Yaay!
     

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