Update from our Jan. 21st hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Carli, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Carli

    Carli Out Of The Brooder

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    It's been a busy month so I never made it back to post. We had a broody BO sitting on 12 eggs originally.

    The count:
    1 bad egg
    1 egg missing from the coop
    2 eggs made it to about 19 days and never hatched out, never pipped
    1 egg started to hatch and died
    1 hatched out completely but found it just laying there, dead
    6 SUCCESSFUL eggs hatched
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    6 healthy chicks one night...the next day, 1 was just gone...no trace.
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    Now watching the 5 that are left and doing well. They're a BO/Ameraucana mix. They all have an offwhite coloring with striped wings. Some are a little more brown/golden. It's amazing to watch how quickly they grow! They're almost a month old now and starting to feather out.

    Thanks to everyone who guided me along as we went through our first hatch. I don't know that I'll ever do it again but it was a great experience!
     

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