Wednesday, 24 June 2009

25 long hours...

To go from this ..... first pip in shell at 10 am 23 June 09

11 hours later at 9 pm a small hole

At 11.30, we thought it was close to hatching but it hadn't progressed any further at 6 am this morning 24 Jun 09

In the next 5 hours it progressed very slowly...

Until it was finally out at 11.15 am 24 June 09

A double breasted bronze. In the meantime in only 24 hours ! this had hatched. I thought the egg was a bronze but it looks like a commercial white.

One more pipping and one wobbling.

Update: 4.30pm
One more hatched at 2.30pm another at 4.15pm. One more still pipping - the other, on candling was rotten.

Although a little too soon for the last to hatch all four ( 2 yellow 2 brown) are now in the brooder, they are resting under the lamp but have already found the food and water. Fingers crossed for the next few weeks.


Eco Gites of Lenault said...

"Congratulations". Were you pacing up and down?!

Rosie x

Annie said...

I'm terrible. I don't know why I do it. I fret the whole time. Convinced any failure is down to my mistakes, yet still I continue to hatch. Now I'm worried I've removed them too soon and they'll all be dead in the morning.

All this just for Christmas dinner !

How is the muscovy doing?

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

Sitting tight just coming out for meals and a quick wash and drink. She hissies madly if I go too near. Harold is being a modern Dad - staying by her at all times and flapping a lot if I go too near as well!!

Rosie x

Annie said...

Fantastic...Good luck.I WILL have muscovies one day : )