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

juliechick

Transplanted Hillbilly
11 Years
Jun 27, 2008
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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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juliechick

Transplanted Hillbilly
11 Years
Jun 27, 2008
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Southeast AR
Thanks. We have a pip in the other egg now!
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Com'on chickies!!
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juliechick

Transplanted Hillbilly
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Jun 27, 2008
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Southeast AR
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.
 

juliechick

Transplanted Hillbilly
11 Years
Jun 27, 2008
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Southeast AR
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!
 

luvmychickas

Songster
10 Years
Jul 30, 2009
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YAY!!!!
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Actually my blue cochin hen is setting on a silkie egg for me right now
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She went broody on Wed and my silkie laid an egg yesterday, so swapped her non fertile for my silkie's fertile
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I have been incubating, but I really hope for a "natural" birth on this one.
 
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