Well My Hatch is over...Results

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lanissa86, May 19, 2008.

  1. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I started with 20 Eggs, tossed all the bad ones, and ended up with 14 that were growing. By Day 18 I couldn't see anything in my Dark Brown Eggs so I just hoped for the best. Well four babies were born and I helped two out because it was going on to Day 23 and they were slowly breathing and were not even trying to Zip! only a pip and nothing else from these. That was really a neat experience hatching them in my hands. So I have

    4 - Cuckoo Maran/Welsummer X

    3 - Welsummer

    2 - Cuckoo Maran

    1 - Polish bantam (not sure on color yet)

    So only 10 hatched out of 14! It was an interesting experience for the first time though.

    Oh yeah, forgot to add. I just opened all the other eggs to see what happened. A few were formed but not very big so that means they stopped growing at a certain stage right? Another was rotten with this dark goopy stuff with white bacteria or something in it (GROSS) and another looked like it was ready to hatch but was full of fluid, so I guess he drowned when he piped the air cell? (I feel like that one was my fault, but humidity was fine>?) Hopefully I will have better luck next time!
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Were these shipped eggs? Sounds like you did ok. That's almost 50% one more and it would have. I don't know much I only hatched 2 times. But congrads on the ones you got and have fun with them. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    Yeah, I think that is probably pretty good for shipped eggs. Great job! [​IMG]
  4. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    The last chick I helped hatch looks like it may have spraddle leg...poor baby. I am going to look through threads and see what I can do for him/her. Thanks, these Eggs were not shipped, I picked them up from someone here in the City but drove across bumpy roads to get them and I think I am the one too blame. The roads were messed up in that area and I hit a few pot holes. When I got home the air cells were all moving. So next time I know you have to handle them like Crystal. I think I want to try eggs from a member here though! We shall see.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008
  5. MaryT

    MaryT Songster

    May 5, 2008
    congrats on the ones that hatched , I'd say you did pretty good for a first hatch
  6. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Congrats on your hatch!

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