The only chick that hatched.
I am very sad to say. I had such high hopes for the rest of the bunch.
But I think I have my problem figured out and hope for a much better hatch this time around, starting this morning to be exact.
So let me take you through the step by step, because I just know you want to know ever single detail.
Around 5 pm on Tuesday this little Barred Rocks egg pipped. I was super excited finally after days of anticipation something happened. She was a day late but I didn’t mind.
Then I checked her again around 2 am, I was excited and I didn’t sleep very well. She had pipped through just a little more.
Then when I check again at 5:30 am, a little chick! I was so excited, I couldn’t believe it. She finally hatched.
She was sticky and gooey and flopped around everywhere.
Then a few hours later, she was drying up and you can see her gray coloring. Pieces of shell and all.
Then yesterday morning after waiting another day for the other eggs to hatch we finally set her up in a brooder.
Heat lamp, food, water and even a stuffed bunny to keep her company.
If you notice she still looks sticky and still has the piece of shell stuck to her. So I decided to give her a warm bath and blow dried her fluff.
I think she looks alot better now!
DT’s dad will give us a baby chick that one of his chicken’s just hatched and she will have a little pal.
Seriously, could she be any cuter?
I am hoping she’s a she.
I did open all the un hatched eggs and sadly they were all fully developed but died for whatever reason. I think my temps in the incubator were a little low and my humidity a little high.
But on a happier note. Look at these beautiful eggs that will go in the incubator this morning. Lots of different breeds and egg colors.
I post about the breeds later on. I am so excited about these.
Did you count? Thanks 49 to be exact.
Shhh don’t tell DT.