Friday, October 3, 2008

Oops

Chick #2 died.

:-(

I noticed a lack of chirping and investigated, and there was no movement. It looked awfully wet in there and sort of yellowish--I don't know, something wasn't right. I think it drowned. That's just my professional medical opinion regarding the situation.

Big Kid was unaffected other than the "yuck" factor, but little kid is sad. He keeps trying to go out to the garbage can and when I tell him no, he looks really sad and says "Buh bye" and waves at it.

It is pretty sad. Our other chick is still looking pretty pathetic, but I think it's a fighter. The other 8 eggs are just sitting there doing nothing--I need to figure out what day they were actually due to see if this is a concern. I thought Sunday or Monday.

Pics and video soon.

Edited to add: Chick #1 is to be called Chicka Chicka Boom Boom according to Big Kid. No quite what I had in mind, we'll see if it sticks.

17 comments:

~*frillsanddeals*~ said...

I'm sorry one didn't make it. :( Did you start them all on the same day? Hey what if you end up being a one chick mom like me - lol!

caitlin said...

i'm sorry for your loss. a moment of silence for chick #2

R.I.P.

Rebecca said...

Oh no! Poor baby chick!
I love seeing the hatching! Very cool!

Amy ~ LadiiLuck from BHB said...

Oh Ashley I am so sorry. I'll send a prayer for chick #2.

Me said...

Can I name the next one?

I want
Bom Chicka Wow Wow

Me said...

This chicken hatching is tricky business. Who knew.

Melodie said...

Sorry about Chicky #2.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom was Sarah's favorite book in preschool. She would read it over and over and over again.

Melodie said...

The hubby, AKA Former Farm Boy, says that if a chick doesn't get out of their egg fast enough they can drown in the egg. If you have another chick who's been trying to get out unsuccessfully for a couple of hours, it shouldn't hurt them to help them along a little.

Mitch said...

Aw. Poor chick 2. Sad. Here's to more successful hatches though!

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

OK, fine, he's your son, but I think that The Closet should AT LEAST get to vote or make suggestions or have a contest or something to name at least one. Sorry, LK, BK beat you to it-you snooze, you lose! You're gonna hafta share in the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom glory.

Michelle said...

haha...I like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I hope the rest of them make it!

Head Nut said...

oh poor chick 2 :(

congrats on being a chick momma!!

Me said...

Aww, Poor Chick #2. Glad BK isn't too upset about the loss.

Hope the others decide to come out soon!

Tina said...

Aww, I'm sorry to hear that. :(

Joy said...

That is an awesome book according to my son and what a great name for no. 1

Sandi said...

Congrats Mommy! Most of my hatches occur with 48 hours of one another. Keep your humidity up to help the ones that haven't hatched yet and let the little guys completely fluff up before you take them out of the 'bator. They have a belly full of yolk so immediate water and food isn't necessary. Enjoy and have fun!

J.Rube said...

Our chicks still hatched up to two (even 3) days from the first one, so keep the temperature and humidity right.
The new chicks, once dry and fluffy, come out and should be under a 95 degree light. We always introduce them to water that first day at some point, by dipping their beaks into it about 3 times, until they understand. They have to be taught to drink, to be on the safe side.