Not so patiently waiting

User avatar
Happy
Stringy Old Chicken
Posts: 1860
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:46 am
Location: Wasaga Beach
x 3102

Re: Not so patiently waiting

Post by Happy » Sun May 13, 2018 8:14 am

#8 hatched through the night but was laying cold and lifeless this morning beside Little. She sat back down on top of it and her last egg so I left it for now to see if it might come back. I figure if she's still sitting then it's the best spot for it but if the chick does come back and I need to help I can tuck it and the last egg under a heating pad for the day and pop them back under her tonight. The last egg still hasn't pipped but I can hear it's little beak drilling away in there. No frantic peeping but still talking. Its day 25. Little has been sitting for 32 days.
2

User avatar
Jaye
Stringy Old Chicken
Posts: 1834
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:14 am
Answers: 1
Location: E Ontario
x 1603

Re: Not so patiently waiting

Post by Jaye » Sun May 13, 2018 8:31 am

Aw, that's too bad about #8, but it's still possible that it will recover.
Fingers crossed that the chick in the last egg hatches successfully. If it's still active, there's a chance for a good outcome. Biscuit hatched on Day 25 (or was it 26?), just before we were going to call it quits on the oven hatch. So ... don't give up yet; Little hasn't. :-)
2
RIP Scooby, AKA Awesome Dog. Too well loved to ever be forgotten. "Sometime in June", 2005 - January 24, 2017. :feed ducks:

User avatar
Happy
Stringy Old Chicken
Posts: 1860
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:46 am
Location: Wasaga Beach
x 3102

Re: Not so patiently waiting

Post by Happy » Sun May 13, 2018 8:56 am

Aww thanks @Jaye
0

User avatar
Happy
Stringy Old Chicken
Posts: 1860
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:46 am
Location: Wasaga Beach
x 3102

Re: Not so patiently waiting

Post by Happy » Sun May 13, 2018 3:50 pm

B59F7174-AF31-4732-877B-6D9DCBE1E803.jpeg
#8 didn’t make it and Little left her last egg. It’s in a safe/warm spot and still chirping. I’ll slip it back under her tonight and see what happens.
5

User avatar
Killerbunny
Poultry Guru - hen level
Posts: 4553
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:04 pm
Answers: 3
Location: Brockville
x 5259

Re: Not so patiently waiting

Post by Killerbunny » Sun May 13, 2018 4:08 pm

Well she'll have her wings full with these little ones!
1
:iheartpto:
Beltsville Small White turkeys.
Mutt chickens for eggs
RIP Stephen the BSW Tom and my coffee companion.
RIP Lucky the Very Brave Splash Wyandotte rooster.
RIP little Muppet the rescue cat.
:turkey:

:bat:

User avatar
kenya
Henny Penny
Posts: 3003
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:14 pm
Location: Stratford,ontario
x 2603

Re: Not so patiently waiting

Post by kenya » Sun May 13, 2018 4:52 pm

Oh lots of different colours!!!
1

User avatar
Happy
Stringy Old Chicken
Posts: 1860
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:46 am
Location: Wasaga Beach
x 3102

Re: Not so patiently waiting

Post by Happy » Sun May 13, 2018 9:31 pm

So it became apparent this aft that the last chick wasn't going to make it out without help. She started chirping like crazy and then suddenly sounded very weak. She hadn't managed to pip yet. I scratched an "x" in the shell and made a breathing hole and left her for a while. Long story short she was stuck and unable to move so with 3 nieces cheering her on I helped her hatch. She's recovering now and I will try putting her under Little tonight. I hope she makes it or there will be 3 very upset girls.
2

User avatar
Jaye
Stringy Old Chicken
Posts: 1834
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:14 am
Answers: 1
Location: E Ontario
x 1603

Re: Not so patiently waiting

Post by Jaye » Sun May 13, 2018 9:43 pm

OMG, I hope the little one makes it too. It would be such a shame if it didn't pull through after such a long struggle and valiant effort. I'm hoping for the best.
1
RIP Scooby, AKA Awesome Dog. Too well loved to ever be forgotten. "Sometime in June", 2005 - January 24, 2017. :feed ducks:

User avatar
kenya
Henny Penny
Posts: 3003
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:14 pm
Location: Stratford,ontario
x 2603

Re: Not so patiently waiting

Post by kenya » Mon May 14, 2018 6:43 am

I often help them out, it should be fine.
1

User avatar
Happy
Stringy Old Chicken
Posts: 1860
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:46 am
Location: Wasaga Beach
x 3102

Re: Not so patiently waiting

Post by Happy » Mon May 14, 2018 6:51 am

I was out in the coop at the crack of dawn to make sure the little one didn't get left in the cold when Little got up. She's unsteady on her feet compared to the others and gets bounced around a bit but she manages to get back under her mom. So far so good.
78C7777E-9320-42C0-B716-3224AC921D83.jpeg
8

Post Reply

Return to “Brooding and Broodies”