The Les Stroud of Chick Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peepinglaura, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen kicked an egg out of her nest that didn't hatch. After it had been abandoned for about 6 hours, I decided to candle before tossing it and saw movement. It was much earlier in development. Another chicken must have somehow contributed an egg while she was nesting. I tossed it in the incubator, which was stone cold and tkes a while to heat. Then the humidity bottomed out. Because I didn't know its age, (and I misjudged based on candling) I was actually turning it manually when it began to peep. I shut the incubator door, jacked the humidity, and waited for the hatch. For 2 days this gaffer struggled to hatch, and it's here! Survivor Chick! [​IMG]

    LAura
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    pictures???
     
  3. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'll have to ppost a pic, because it's sooo cute. It appears to be half silkie, which makes this hatch more amazing still- we have one little silkie roo which didn't seem to be getting any respect from the ladies... It's all round quite a surprising event! [​IMG]

    Laura
     
  4. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cool! You should see if you can email a pic to Les Stroud, along with the story. I bet he'd get a kick out of it. (I love his show, BTW.)
     
  5. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    Awesome!!! Soooo... Where are the pics?!?![​IMG]
     

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