Speckled Sussex chicks out early!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Katy, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yesterday on day 19 I had 10 of 12 Speckled sussex eggs hatch. They are running around the brooder already. The other eggs......other breeds....that went in at the same time just started pipping early this morning. I don't know what their hurry was! When I transfered them to the hatcher on the night of day 18, 2 were already in the air cell and one peeped at me.

    I used the egg cartons again with very good results!
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2008
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That's been my experience with those little critters, too! Day 19 pips. Congrats!
  3. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Congrats Katy on your little [​IMG]!
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Congrats on your babies! [​IMG]
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Congrats Katy... good job!!....
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    There are now 2 RIRs & 2 BLRWs out. Several more have pips that I can see.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Great News! Now, when did I go over 11K posts? Gee. Blabbermouth me. [​IMG]
  8. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Greenfield, MA
    Katy, were those eggs shipped? I had a very wide variation in a batch of showgirls and am pretty sure it had to do with how the eggs were stored before they were sent to me, allowing for s day or so of early development. I have even had the same thing happen with my own eggs, especially if I did not get to them before my nearly contsantly broody cochin does!

  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yes, they were shipped along with some BLRW eggs in the same box. From Texas (Houston area I think) to central Kansas. They had great veining and were very active everytime I candled.
  10. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Songster

    Feb 27, 2007
    South Louisiana
    Congrats on the new chicks Katy...

    Did you get the eggs on Eggbid? or from someone on here? I would like to get some SS eggs and we have to go back to Houston the week of June 16th for my husbands next check up. It would be nice to be able to pick up some eggs while we are there instead of having them shipped.

    I Love Speckled Sussex. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Mitzi

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