The Hatch That BYC Built (aka Frieda vs. the Brinsea!) (Warning--pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyPaperlady, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee

    Not poo... think of it like vernix caseosa, the stuff on a newborn infant when it first comes out...
  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Congrats on the chick! Has Frieda started hatching yet?
  3. I didn't think there'd be poo, but it certainly looks like it! I'll definitely bow to your experience, though.

    I haven't heard anything under Frieda yet, but we're less than 2 hours into Day 20, so I'm not worried about it.
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    And not like you're gonna stick your hand anywhere close enough to check, huh? :gig
  5. Oh, and movie night has been postponed due to illness, so I'll have to find some other distraction. Don't know if I can find one better than The Princess Bride at someone else's house...

  6. You got that right!
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    It has an official name?? I just always call it egg goo! lol

    I was wondering the same thing. I'd probably be a bloody mess by now!
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    I think that's poo in the shell...

    I agree with above. Just like with human birth, the first poo can happen at any time, even before birth, which is a possible medical emergency due to the infant drawing the meconium into the lungs. It can happen during or many hours after the after birth. The intestines have a build up of dead cells and crud removed from circulation which will be eliminated as the first BM before actual ingestion of food.
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, California
    My Coop
    I can't really see what that is in the picture--but it looks normal.

    This picture shows the bit that comes off after the yolk is absorbed. It might be part of the chalaza:


    inside the egg in the front, you can see a greenish glob of stuff.

    Congratulations on your hatch!
  10. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 1, 2015
    My Coop
    @lazy gardener (or anybody!) what would be a good incubator you could make or buy (read: cheap) that would hold around 6-10 eggs? I have never done anything with brooding chicks exept i had a broody once and i just let her set and she hatched 3. I did take the babies and brooder raise them as she was pecking at them.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2015

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