Yay! Have a pip in my "rescued" egg! Update PICS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by juliechick, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    My little Silkie hen is always going broody, so I finally let her set on 5 eggs. My big Barred Rock hen would run her off the nest every day to lay and she broke one of the eggs early on. A week ago, I found the carnage of another two broken eggs with tiny black chicks in them, so I gave up and whisked the remaining two into the incubator. I wiped a bit of the egg residue off them and hoped for the best. Now, tonight on day 19, I have a PIP!

    I know both chicks were moving on day 18, so I have hope for both. These are bantam Cochin. I'm hoping for a blue one.
     
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  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's excellent! Here's hoping they both make it out. Good luck!
     
  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Thanks. We have a pip in the other egg now! [​IMG] Com'on chickies!! [​IMG]
     
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  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    I have one little cochin chick this morning and the other one is working hard to get out. I'll post pics later this morning.
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Come on little chick! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    She's out already! These little guys/gals are quick. Once they decide to get out, they snap to it! This just never gets old. Yesterday I had two little dirty eggs in there and now there are two incredibly cute little chicks bumbling around. So fun!
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  8. luvmychickas

    luvmychickas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!!!! [​IMG] Actually my blue cochin hen is setting on a silkie egg for me right now [​IMG] She went broody on Wed and my silkie laid an egg yesterday, so swapped her non fertile for my silkie's fertile [​IMG] I have been incubating, but I really hope for a "natural" birth on this one.
     
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  9. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Here they are. Not completely fluffy yet, but cute anyway.
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Awww... [​IMG]
     

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