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Suprise, Suprise, Suprise!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by L&Schickens, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I was given a bunch of hatching eggs last week or so and one of the cartons had eggs from a barred tailed Japanese Bantam hen was sitting on. My friend told me he did not know how long she had been sitting, but they might hatch. So I brought them home and candled them. 6 showed something going on in them and the rest were clear. So I reluctantly put 6 more eggs in the incubator. I have had such bad luck with hatching eggs this year, I really didn't want to try any more. I only checked on them and turned them a few times. I didn't check on them at all yesterday, although I thought about it.
    So this am, feeling guilty about neglecting the tiny eggs, I checked on them. There in the incubator were 6 cute as a bug chicks. They were almost completely dry and so I put them in a brooder and gave them some food and water. They were hungry little buggers.
    So, now I have 6 more japs in my flock. Just thought I would share. I guess they do better sometimes when you ignore them. [​IMG]


  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    They are so pretty. I cant wait until spring when I can get my bator going. Congrats on such beautiful babies.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Congratulations to you! [​IMG] I know you had to be so excited to see them in the bator all hatched out! They are just adorable! [​IMG]
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Congrats..they are to cute! [​IMG]
  5. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Congrats!!! So glad you had a good hatch. I have to agree, sometimes I think we fuss over them too much. Maybe next time, I'll ignore mine a little more, lol
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    What cuties !!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Aaaawww [​IMG] Cuties!!!!! Congrats! [​IMG]
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    that is awesome and you barely had to wait long!!! All 6 sucessful hatching yay!!! I wish we all had that much luck hehe!
  9. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I was quite suprised they hatched. But glad too. I have spent a small fortune on hatching eggs this year and have 1, yes one chick to show for it. So, 6 is good for me. [​IMG]
    They all look short legged too. I know that is good and bad, but don't know enought about Japs to know why. I will have to ask about that. [​IMG]
  10. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    Eep! At the risk of sounding like just another girl who gets carried away with emotion over tiny things . . . they're so cute!

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