Their here!! first hatch and 13 out of 14 hatched! PICS!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sunket77, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Their here! The first pip was at 1:30 pm Monday and first hatched on Tuesday Morning between 5am and 9am. The last one to hatch was last night (Thursday), although number 13 (now called "Lucky") was pretty late and not doing so well. It took a long time for it to get out and there seemed to be to much blood around the shell. Last night it could barley lift it's head and today it's hobbling around the brooder. So HOPEFULLY [​IMG] It will continue to get stronger and better! Here are thier pics! [​IMG] Duchess (mama hen) is 9 mo. old and this is her first time to be broody she is a real champ! We had to move her twice but she was determined to be a mama! We took 4 of the eggs and used the bator since there were so many. I just can't believe the hatch rate!! [​IMG]

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    baby #1

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    proud mama Duchess!

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    both hen and roo are mixed breed, roo is barred

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    2nd pip

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    exploring the nest!

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    zipping!

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    here I come!

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    mama checks in

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    I'm here! [​IMG]

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    my name is sheldon, my egg was stuck to my head!

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    more babies!

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    this little guy (or gal) is a banty buff cochin and lakenvelder x looks like his pop (cochin)

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    Duchess says "what have I gotten myself into!?" [​IMG]

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    1 dozen babies! #13 was not here yet

    interestingly 2 of the chicks have featherd legs (other than the cochinx and the hen has never interacted with my cochin! It must be somewhere in her genes! Egg #14 never formed, I must have missed it in candeling somehow. [​IMG]
     
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  2. carolynb

    carolynb Chicken Kisser

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    [​IMG] What beautiful babies!! [​IMG]
     
  3. DKM

    DKM Out Of The Brooder

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    That's amazing!! Good job![​IMG]
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Congratulations!
     
  5. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Such cuties! I like the egg carton pic!
     
  6. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    A baker's dozen. Congrats! They are adorable.
     
  8. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that's adorable! Great pics!

    I've only ever seen hatches in my incubator, as I strain and contort my body in order to get an eyeball in position to peer through the windows, in between droplets of condensation.
     
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  9. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    I love the GTH look from the hen .. [​IMG]
     
  10. Kerjack

    Kerjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so adorable! Congrats.
     

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