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If you read my post yesterday you know that I'm over thchicke moon excited about our newest endeavor. Twenty-one days into the process and the pipping started. Personally, I cannot imagine living in a shell for near a month and then having to crack my own way out, but..... this is about nature and it is what chicks do.

Starting sometime yesterday afternoon little cracks appeared on his shell (not sure it's a boy) and the peeping began. Yes, I did say peeping. All night we watched and waited and waited and watched, but nothing truly happened before bedtime. It was everything I could do to make myself sleep... I was sooooooooooooooooooooooo excited.

This is our first batch of hatching and I really wasn't sure we'd see any chicks at all so you can imaigne the awe and amazement of hearing the egg chirp. It's really really fun!

At about two am I checked on the humidity levels and saw that there was a small hole at the top of the egg. I probably should have taken it as a clue to stay up but didn't. When son awoke us at 5am we had a born and alive chickie. I can't wait until later today and try and get some better photos... but for now this will have to do. 

 

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Rainer
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Kim Carlson 480-993-9384
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Good Morning Lindsey I hope you got some sleep last night! Keep us updated on the progress. Happy Wednesday!

Apr 18, 2012 12:16 AM #1
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Debbie Reynolds
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This reminds me of my growing up when my dad wanted to see if he could hatch eggs in an electric skillet lined with a cotton blanket. He actually did and we all had our chickens for awhile until they started laying eggs and crowing at the crack of dawn. This didn't go over well with the neighbors in the subdivision.

Apr 18, 2012 12:21 AM #2
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Than Maynard
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Sounds like you are having fun. Glad you were able to restrain yourself from 'helping' the chick hatch. Worst thing you can do is help.

Apr 18, 2012 12:46 AM #3
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Curtis Van Carter
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Lindsey

What a nice way to put all life into perspective. I guess it is time to wake up and small the roses. cheers cvc

Apr 18, 2012 01:08 AM #4
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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Congratulations on your new hatchling! He (she?) is adorable!

I imagine that poking one's way through a shell is a great way to strengthen the lungs and beak - makes for a healthier hatchling.

Apr 18, 2012 01:20 AM #5
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Margie Kopp Sorrell
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Such an incredible process. To me, when I sit and think about the process of reproduction it's just ming boggling! Congrats on the new addition : )

Apr 18, 2012 04:20 AM #6
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Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
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Look at the eyes on the little thing...so cute - I remember the smell of the sawdust and chick feed, and the warmth of the heat lamp as our ducklings and chicks were raised - but I don't recall actually seeing any of them born.  I'm sure you will be right there when the next ones starting cracking thru!

Apr 18, 2012 10:57 AM #7
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Lindsey, this little guy (assuming he is a guy) is so adorable and vulnerable looking!

Apr 18, 2012 12:42 PM #8
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Joni Bailey
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So did you get to witness the grand entrance, or did the little bird suffer from stage fright and come in the middle of the night?

Apr 18, 2012 12:49 PM #9
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Lindsey Hasford
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Joni - I missed it. I was up at two and there was a small whole in the top of the egg.... and then at five and he/she was out. I don't think we missed it  by much but it's hard to tell. Little thing rolled all the eggs around in the incubator. 

Patricia - Sounds vulnerable too. I keep wanting to pick it up and protect it. Funny.

Karen - Next time I'm gonna stay awake all night if I have to! I was kind sad I missed the actual hatch.

Margie - Honestly, when I look at the process of reproduction I wonder how anyone can truly believe there was a big bang. The intricate details that go into it astound me.

Wayne and Jean - Yes, leaving them to break through on their own strengthens them! :)

Thanks Curtis.

Thanks Than.

Debbie - An electric skillet? That is an interstesting way to incubate. How's he keep the humidity high?

Kim - A little sleep. :)

Apr 19, 2012 12:37 AM #10
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