Eggspecting…. Again…

Dear Furiends,20190414_192634

Ms. Purrseidon and I have been eggspecting, again. Do you see the incubator I’m watching? It’s on top of the bookshelf and I’ve only abandoned my post during the past day for ‘necessities’…. Ms. Purr has been busy-busy montherhenning CP & DD.

In case you want a close-up of our 2 eggs:

incAren’t those eggs cute? Better yet, they’ve been cheeping for the past few hours, which is why I began my vigil. 20190414_161238

I called Ms. Purrseidon, to come check out the purrgress, then she requested that our staff put the incubator on the floor so DD could inspect her forth-coming sibling, too.

Alas, as Ms. Purrseidon mentioned in the Sunday Selfies, DD & CP are going through an ugly ducking phase, as they grow real feathers. However, I’m certain this is just a phase because Master Munchkin assures me that all our hatchlings will grow into ‘the poodles of chickens’ and poodles are cute.

And so, the wait continues….

BUT there is slow-going purrgress. Do you see it?20190414_161124

FINALLY, one of the eggs is starting to crack!!!!

I can’t get too excited because hatching can take more than a day…. It is very tempting to flick a claw and help, but I’ve been warned not to do that because help, even though it seems good, will be harmful in the long run.

This waiting is frustrating!

Purrticularly when I can’t do anything but wait.20190415_100418

(hours later)

It’s FINALLY starting to truly happen!!! So we’ve  all gathered to greet our new chick.

AND here s/he is!!!

20190416_110348.jpgNo name – yet – but s/he looks a lot like DD did when she first hatched.

And so our little family continues to grow, or at least I hope so…. He needs to dry completely prior to rechecking. Seems one leg is under it and it is not using but it is using the other and the wing in the opposite side to spin. Not really lifting his head up either. Once dry if no improvement I will bandaid his legs and put him in a cup then start vitamins and see if it helps. It maybe saddle leg? Or maybe one leg is wrong which is why it was having trouble getting out of the shell.. He also is not lifting his head so maybe that too. Both wings seem fine and are flapping. 20190415_100119

I am surprised he made it through the night. DD & CP slept well – possibly because they cheeped so much encouragement to this no-name-one. In fact, DD (right) fell asleep cheeping, so I had the staff put her in her warm cubby.
The other side. He is a cute little guy and determined. Nothing with the other egg.

BTW, the red glow on the other side of the incubator is the heat lamp over the chicks’ cubby… we can’t have them away from the heat for long.


12 thoughts on “Eggspecting…. Again…

    1. Ms. Ellen, the new baby doesn’t seem to be getting better and it’s one leg has major problems…. Worse, the other egg looks like it might be dead… we got these from a different vendor. There were originally 6, but 4 weren’t fertile…. and apparently these 2 had problems. I don’t know if the chickens were the problem or if the eggs weren’t propurrly turned prior to shipping.
      What I do know is that I shall be giving them a scathing review.


    1. Meowser, thank you Ms. Crystal! Appropriate names are difficult and I’m still wondering about the names my munchkins came up with for DD (Dunkin Donuts) and CP (Cushy Poo)… unfortunately the poo part has become obvious, so I keep T P handy.


    1. Purrhaps the wait is worth it, but the 2nd egg is taking too long and we’re worried that the poor chick won’t make it.
      Purrseidon, who is thrilled how vigilant Katsu has been – it is a huge help.

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