Thursday, January 31, 2013

Our First Baby

So at just about 5:15pm tonight we had our first hatch ... the day has seemed to drag on and on but now it is all worth it.  Here is a look at our first Olive Egger ... mommy is a French Black Copper Marans and daddy is an Easter Egger.

Our first baby arrive just before 5:15 tonight ... it is an Olive Egger (mom is a French Black Copper Marans and daddy is an Easter Egger) ... it is doing good so far ... it has rolled all the other eggs around and in desperate need of a companion!
Well, I know the picture is not very pretty, but I'm sure I will be posting more as the week ends and the weekend progresses ... but hey it was only a minute or two old when this was taken and breaking out of the shell is a lot of hard work!
Well after 2 hours its already starting to look better.   Here's a new picture!
Its been 2 hours and its drying nicely.  I think it will be pretty!

Pipped? Happy Thursday!!!

Its already the end of January ... this month few by!  We have exciting news here ... our first set of eggs went into the incubator on Friday, January 11th.  For the longest time I didn't think we had any viable eggs, however, since it had been sooo cold out!  But about a week ago I finally saw a chick move inside of one of the Rhode Island Red Eggs (daddy is a French Black Copper Marans), I had a really hard time trying to see inside the Green/Blue Eggs (Easter Egger) and the Dark Brown Eggs (French Black Copper Marans).

So, as of this morning the eggs are all in lock-down and I saw a little piece of shell had came off one of the Easter Egger eggs (daddy is also an Easter Egger) and my 4 year old and I heard so chirping!!!  We are hoping that today is hatch day and that I can get a few photos to share with you ... check in throughout the day and weekend for additional updates!!!