Welsummers from Opa...updated with pics!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyb1969, May 6, 2009.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    3 weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of meeting BYC's beloved Opa, aka Sam. [​IMG] It was a day that I will be thankful for and remember forever. [​IMG]
    On that day, he generously brought me 2 dozen of his Welsummer hatching eggs...absolutely beautifully speckled terra cotta colored eggs. [​IMG]
    Of the 24 eggs that I candled on day 18, which was Monday, 17 of them were growing strong. [​IMG] So those 18 were put into the hatcher. As of 3pm this afternoon, day 20, 4 of them have pipped!!!! [​IMG]
    I can't even express how excited I am for this hatch. [​IMG] To get a whole bunch of chipmunk striped fuzzy butts from this hatch will be a personal triumph for me, and it looks like I'm off to a good start. [​IMG] As everyone knows, incubating and hatching is hard work...but the sight and sound of new baby chicks makes it all worth while...and feeds the addiction! [​IMG]
     
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  2. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Please post some pics when they are done hatching,I've got some Welsummers going in the bator tommorrow, along with some others. Would love to see what they look like when they are first hatched out.Good luck
     
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:Will do! [​IMG] Best of luck with your hatch!
     
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  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    #5 just pipped! [​IMG]
     
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Oh, congratulations! I can't wait to see your pictures!

    I just received my Welsummer eggs today, so I too would love to see what they look like just after hatching!
     
  6. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    The 1st chick has hatched...and sure is a vocal little thing!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I think that I am just as excited as you are.
     
  8. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:These aren't your first grandchickies, are they?

    I know one thing...I'll be up all night watching this hatch! [​IMG]
     
  9. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Yay babies hatch hatch hatch yay
     
  10. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Quote:These aren't your first grandchickies, are they?

    I know one thing...I'll be up all night watching this hatch! [​IMG]

    Laura hatched one last week. I will also be up quite awhile checking back in on this thread.
     

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