Update - Day 20 - I now have 2 new babies

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Olive, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. Olive

    Olive In the Brooder

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    I have a new baby chick, 9 more to go. I think I might have 2 more tonight(hopefully). I don't have anymore fingernails to chew either. I didn't get much done today. I had to keep looking in the incubator. I'll see if I can figure out how to post pictures. I'm so excited, I just love babies. [​IMG]

    Mary
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2007
  2. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

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    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    got to photobucket.com that is how I post my pics... maybe someone will come along and tell you exactly how... Im no good with directions LOL
     
  3. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
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    That is so exciting! Congratulations!!!!!!![​IMG]
    Looks like there are quite a few BYC members hatching at the same time. I can't wait to give it a try in the future. keep us posted on the little babies progress.
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Oh my!! This hatching thing is really nerve wracking! Soooo many hatching...I forget which ones! Here is a little chicken prayer for you all......

    We start out with a perfect egg, inside a hint of life
    A clean and warmed up "bator", we want to get this right.
    The eggs are placed, the temps are good, we waite to see them grow.
    For days on end, we worry, and waite for life to show.
    Day 21 is here at last, they pip into this world.
    A miracle we witness, and watch the chicks uncurl.
    Stumbling little babies, we watch them come to life.
    A blessing to our coops and flocks, we have become a "chicken midwife".
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Great poem, Deb! Did you write that? Very clever!
     
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    LOL Cyn, yep...thats my brain, leaking out on the paper again! [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  7. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

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    Been a good day for hatching today! Congrats
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Isn't hatching eggs so exciting. [​IMG]
     
  9. Olive

    Olive In the Brooder

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    Boy it has been a long night. Egg 2 out of 10 has finally hatched. The waiting has been driving me nuts. I wanted to help so badly, but I didn't. The wait was killing me. Boy the baby chick is just chirping like crazy. I have 1 more that might be hatching tonight still. I don't know how much more I can take between my hatching and Speckledhen's twins. Who needs reality TV.[​IMG][​IMG]

    Mary
     
  10. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

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    I just heard another 'cheep cheep' from the incubator - I'm encouraged that one is finally piped the air cell and is getting fresh air.

    Deb, I love the poem!

    Mary, keep those updates coming - we are all in this together!
     

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