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Old 11-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #141
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Oh way cool. I found mine most likely had a hidden gene that carried the mottleing. It's the only way to get it and this older chick appears to be mottled. It's so hard to tell with new feathering coming in, lol. It's like the boy-girl guessing game. Drives me crazy.

It's too nasty to go down to the coop and check, but I sure hope they at least dried some. It's soooooooooo cold to be drenched. It's almost like they were trying to tempt me to bring them in one by one and blowdry them, haha. Can you immagine?

We have 1 pip! It's one of the long eggs, so i'm super excited. The little one's umbilical herniation is doing better. I'm amazed! When it first hatched, it was thumb tip from the knuckle sized!! 8( Now it's just around 1/8th the size. Just a big scab.

Just for fun. Mrs. Purdy getting mad, lol. The other new chick and the boys.





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Old 11-13-2012, 12:33 AM   #142
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poor miss purdy. I thought Norah was gonna tear my arm off when I checked under her today, my GOODNESS that girl was pissed! LOL

I got 13 eggs today!!! That means only one hen hasn't laid and I'm really not sure which one anymore! I'm guessing maybe hazel since she's a week younger than all the other baby girls. Guess I can't call them the baby girls anymore.. snif sniff.

Other news, I know I probably shouldn't handle them this much but I was freaked out since Sarah's egg-splosion and didn't want a mess in my incubator and candled the eggs again. GOOD news! This am I did determine that one of the six eggs was infertile, and I did an egg-topsy to confirm that and tossed it. Of the remaining 5, all 5 are fertile with developing embryos. The egg that I thought might be a twin egg has one embryo in it that I can clearly see, The other side of the egg is much too dark to tell if there is in fact a second yolk or if this baby just has one huge yolk. It is rather big for dates, it's on track, maybe even a bit bigger than the other babies that went in the bator the day before it. So only time will tell but now I can relax, I don't have any time bombs in my incubator and it looks like we have 5 healthy babies thus far. Any prayers for a healthy, normal hatch for my little ones would be much appreciated. I'm so nervous!
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:38 AM   #143
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poor miss purdy. I thought Norah was gonna tear my arm off when I checked under her today, my GOODNESS that girl was pissed! LOL
hehe, she snarles like a coon! I actually though one was in there a cpl months back. She's so voval! I remember you said you had some funny ones too. Like that room cleared out!
I got 13 eggs today!!! That means only one hen hasn't laid and I'm really not sure which one anymore! I'm guessing maybe hazel since she's a week younger than all the other baby girls. Guess I can't call them the baby girls anymore.. snif sniff.
No Way!!! So cool Liz! Man your rollin in the eggs now, hehehe.
Other news, I know I probably shouldn't handle them this much but I was freaked out since Sarah's egg-splosion and didn't want a mess in my incubator and candled the eggs again. GOOD news! This am I did determine that one of the six eggs was infertile, and I did an egg-topsy to confirm that and tossed it. Of the remaining 5, all 5 are fertile with developing embryos. The egg that I thought might be a twin egg has one embryo in it that I can clearly see, The other side of the egg is much too dark to tell if there is in fact a second yolk or if this baby just has one huge yolk. It is rather big for dates, it's on track, maybe even a bit bigger than the other babies that went in the bator the day before it. So only time will tell but now I can relax, I don't have any time bombs in my incubator and it looks like we have 5 healthy babies thus far. Any prayers for a healthy, normal hatch for my little ones would be much appreciated. I'm so nervous!
Whew, great news. Don't wanna freak you out or anything but, mine eggsplosion was a halfway or further along quitter. I was trying to pip an air hole because it hadn't hatched and I figured it had died. Dam^ thing exploded in my hand, on me, the room, the ruggs. uck: Not to mention I bout fell over with a heat attack. It was like a firecracker, boom. I really almost peepee's myself. The smell was all through the place. I had read several warnings about eggs doing this in the bator if fails were not removed. Never knew it could happen so late. I'm so scared to do eggtopsies not. haha, gunshy so to say. The worst part was I was leaning down to be certian I was only pearcing the shell at the air sac. Ihave actually had quite a few where i found alive like this!

Just keep chicking every 3 days or so making sure they are developing. When they stop, it will start to look like a hazey cloud in half the egg, when you turn it, you see it all just kinda moves too much or slashes, sometimes mixes. Danger if you see thta. I'm totally on eggshells with the dark eggs though! I can't see!
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:24 AM   #144
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NOOOOOOOOOO.....................................


Something go my poor broody! Pushed up a tiny spot in the fenceing and got her. Poop poor girl! I have skirting on the bottom of that coop and somehow managed to push it up enough to get in and out. HAS to have been that #@%$*&&)(*(&*^^%^ Ferral grey cat. It only ate the back end of her. I can't even bring myself to take care of the clean-up atm. She was back to eating again and would have been ready to put back soon. Dag un it all. What's up with this horrible luck? At 6 I head out to leg the girls out and I check on everyone. I noticed the waterer was moved, then the fence, then the feathers. My heart just dropped into my stomach. Gah! I have to bait that dang thing in and shoot it! It will just come keep coming back now!
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sarah. I'll keep an eye on them for growth and movement.
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Sarah, so sorry to hear this! That is just terrible news!
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Thanks.

Here's a happy pic!

Isn't it purdy, lol. I just love the pink/lavender australorp eggs!!!!
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look what I got yesterday! Tiny little thing, not sure who laid it but they just dropped it in the middle of the yard
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Congrats Fodie! I love the little tiny eggs. I blew one out and kept it.

AFM, I got 7 eggs today. After I spoiled them with greek yogurt and cob corn this morning that's the thanks I get!
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Congrats Fodie. If one of mine layed in the yard I'd never find it, lol. The little ones are so cute!

I had a low day today too Liz. Got 7. I've been getting 10, without the broody. Some of the girls seem to be laying every other day. The br's were giving me some, none in the last 2 days though.

Got the kitty in the coop, hehe, and the trap is set. I'm so anxious. I keep checking.
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