Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Quail_Antwerp, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    I cannot begin to explain how excited or happy or totally ecstatic that I am right now!!

    My first time ever to get shipped hatching eggs, all the way from Alaska to Ohio!! I stuck them under a broody hen, and she is doing such a good job......


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    I have prayed and prayed and prayed for those eggies as they were too long in transit (post offices fault!) and I was afraid they would be toast by the time they got to me.

    Tori packed those babies so well! She had sent me 9, I accidently broke one, but the remaining 8 are ALL developing!!


    She actually has 10 eggs under her, one might be her own, but I am not sure. The other one I know is an OEG mix, the other 8 silkies!!

    The first chick to hatch (of the Silkies I mean) will be named Tori and the first chick to hatch from Emmy Lou's eggs will be named Lou!!

  2. I'm so excited for you! It's just amazing...that is a great percentage of developing eggs for shipped eggs.
  3. How exciting!!! I can't wait to hear how well they develop!! ANd I can't wait to have mine in the bator! The mailman said he'd bring my box ASAP when they arrive. I don't even have to go to the post office!!
  4. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    I had candled on day 6, and only saw veining in one. I almost tossed the others, thinking they weren't developing. I am so glad I didn't and decided to wait! Tori helped me though, she explained that sometimes silkies don't show veining until day 8 and today is day 8!!

    I don't think I will candle on day 14...I don't want to risk harming them since they are with a broody! We will just have to see when day 14 gets here I guess...LOLOL
  5. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Yay!!! I know how you feel! It is absolutely amazing! [​IMG]
    You just wait til they pip and you can multiply that feeling times 100!!!!
    Good Luck with your hatch...I hope they all pop right out for you!
    ~Rebecca [​IMG]
  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Well, they haven't hatched yet... [​IMG] But that sure is a very nice start! [​IMG]

    I hope Melissa's do the same! [​IMG]
  7. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    I have dark brown hair, but I seriously think I should have been blonde (no offense to blondes here!) It took me several minutes to recognize that the black dots I saw were CHICKS! LOL then I saw the veins and I was like OMG DUH!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    2 more weeks, [​IMG] and counting!!

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