Today is Hatch Day!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lauralou, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Congrats!!!! When are you going to send me those chicks? [​IMG]
     
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

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    Quote:You should contact Tailfeathers. Not only is he a Welsummer breeder, but he has contacts with other breeders. That's how I got these eggs. I was too late to get eggs from him, breeding pens were already dismantled for the winter. But he hooked me up with someone else.
     
  3. lauralou

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    Quote:I can't send them. But you can come and get some. I have a trio of 12 week olds that need a new home. They don't need a new home desperately. I'm rather fond of them. Next time you're in the neighborhood... [​IMG]
     
  4. Awwwwwww, what cute babies! [​IMG] My Animal Science class is about to have some hatch, 16 eggs due on the 14th of this month. Except their in a foam 'bator [​IMG] Lol.
     
  5. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

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    Quote:That's so cool! Hope you have a great hatch.

    Morning Update:

    Blondie's hatch is complete. She has 7 chicks. I tossed her final egg as nonviable. It felt light, I heard no peeping when I tapped it, so I gave it a little shake, and it was sloshy. So, 7 out of 8 for Blondie. [​IMG]

    Sugar has at least 3 babies out this morning. They were poking their little heads out looking at me So cute! I felt around underneath her (gingerly) and found 2 unhatched eggs. There may be more. I was being sooooo careful, I didn't reach in all the way. But so far, definitely 3 of 7 eggs have hatched.

    More pictures to come.

    In the meantime, here's a picture of my last Welsummer hatch. This is Tough Cookie with her 2 1/2 week old chicks.

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  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    [​IMG] Chicks all over the place!
     
  7. acbear93

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    I love that picture of blondie!!! Congrats on the chicks!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

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    The hatch is complete. And wildly successful.

    Blondie has her 7 babies, of course.

    And Sugar has 4. The last 3 eggs were duds. I'm thrilled with the numbers, though. Eleven chicks out of 15 eggs that clearly had a very rough trip across the country. (I've been very lucky with my shipped eggs.)

    Here is a picture of Sugar and her little ones.

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    And just for laughs, here's another shot of Blondie, pretending to be a very big and scary chicken. She already has her babies out of the nest and running around the coop.

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    Thanks to everyone for your nice comments! [​IMG]
     
  9. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Songster

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    Hi Laura,

    Congratulations! [​IMG]

    That's a great hatch and those are nice looking chicks. Glad it all worked out for ya!

    God Bless,
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    AWWWWWWWW!!!!! They are so sweet! I still say that welsummer babies are the cutest of the cute chicks. You just can't resist thos chipmunk markings. [​IMG]

    You have the best broody mamas ever! I wish my BOs were as good as yours. Neither one has ever shown any interest in going broody. Slackers.
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    Love, love, LOVE the baby pics!
     

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