Friday, May 29, 2009


We got chicks!!
Here's hatchee #1 (center) and hatchee #3 (upper left)

And hatchee #2
These pics were taken through the glass window on the top of the incubator (which is where the fog is from in the second picture - that's condensation on the glass. Have to keep the humidity up so the eggs and membranes are soft enough to peck through.) And you can see another pip on the egg at the bottom of the second picture.
Number 1 has been drying out for a couple of hours, #2 is an hour old, and #3 is only minutes away from eggshell. Hatchee #3 is from that first pipped egg in yesterday's post - it took him a while, but he made it.
They're horribly clumsy - gravity is a real bitch when you've never had to worry about it before.
More eggs are rocking. Madman and I are keeping a close watch and cheering them on.
Go, go, go, little guys, go!
Number 4 is just about to make it!


Erika said...



Peck! Peck! Peck!

Anna M said...

Very cool!

Cookie said...

Woo Hoo!

Diane said...

Go peep, go peep, go peep....

Are you naming these or are they going to be invited to Sunday dinner? Heh.