Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hatch Day Tomorrow?

I know everyone wants an egg update, but there really isn't one.

They're still sitting there.

Supposedly, tomorrow will be hatch day, but I'm less and less sure of that. I think some of them are probably alive, in fact, I swear one may even be moving (because it's not usually where I left it) but I don't see or hear anything indicative of any major excitement.

I'm trying to leave them alone and remind myself that Mother Nature has got this covered. Sometimes I think I know more than her though, like the time I grew butterflies and became the Butterfly Midwife...that didn't go so great. Two of them lived though, so you never know, we could have a few hardy chicks regardless of my impulse control problems and complete lack of knowledge.

I think I forgot to tell you all that there was another stinker that I went all CSI on and I think this one died around day 11. It had both eyes and a teensy beak shaped thing and feather stubbles near it's bottom! I didn't kill it though, it was definitely already dead. Through no fault of my own, as far as I know. I almost took a picture for you all and then decided maybe you wouldn't want to see it? I'm lazy, so I skipped it.

Anyway, tomorrow we will see what happens! Who knows how many chicks we will end up with or what rescue missions I may be called to do...

7 comments:

~*frills&deals*~ said...

Helping them out the egg is not a good idea. Sometimes it takes time (seems like forever) but they will eventually make it out. Good Luck. Get ready to post lots of chick pictures because you know we are dying to see them.

Me said...

barf. thanks for sparing us the picture of the gory details :)

Joy said...

OH I am so excited I hope to see some oh so cute little baby chicks coming out of eggs tomorrow.

Sandi said...

Good luck with the hatch! Make sure you still have your humidity ok - I learned my lesson when I loss a batch of button quail because they couldn't get through their touch shell. All my hatchings ran late this year but you could hear them peeping which was very reassuring.

jen.at.work said...

fingers crossed can't wait to meet them

Mitch said...

Yeah. Uhm. Please don't show pictures of partially formed chicks. I don't think my stomach could take it. Thanks for sparing us!

Melodie said...

I can't wait for them to hatch. If you can, try to video it for us. That would be so cool. I've never seen a chick hatch from its egg. I did see a canary hatch once, but I was just a little girl then, and it was REALLY ugly when it came out.