well i ended up busting out the last little guy

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sdshoars, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he pipped and didnt do anything for 36 hours, so i decided he would probably die in the shell if i left him, so i decided to help. after much tears, and shaking and an hour later, i had a very tired little chickie out of the shell. i thought i killed him because he bled just a little, but this morning he was fluffed up and running around like a champ. i think he was too big for his shell, once i freed a little room for his feet he kicked out in my hand. so for my first hatch, that makes 100% i guess, and i am proud of myself for helping him out!
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I'm glad your traumatic experience was successful in saving a little life! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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  4. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's awesome! You should definitely be proud of yourself!

    Where are the pics?
     
  5. jprinc44

    jprinc44 Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad that worked out for you, I have had the experience with guineas hatching, and helped them out of the shell, only to have it die a couple of days later.
     
  6. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great! 100% on your first try?
     
  7. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's great! I was in that same spot last Tuesday! I finally helped the last little egg hatch long after the others had. It was one lone little banty egg. He/she is doing good too!! [​IMG]
     
  8. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, i think it qualifies for 100%??? you dont count the ones you threw out, do you? i threw out three at day 8, 2 blood rings, one not fertile. i can't believe they did so well my first try, i thought there was no way i would get it completely right. and to confess, i really didnt pay THAT much attention to the bator. kept the temp pretty steady, and i tried to dry method- i kept humidity around 30-35%. oh and my eggs were refridgerated too? [​IMG] i think it could have been beginners luck, considering i have a still air.

    and there are pics in my first post... its titled something like, "i did it right!"
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2009
  9. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks!
     

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