Well my little hatch is complete. The last one, the fourth egg...didn't make it. Even though I am not attached to the little baby yet it is sad to open an egg to find the little one didnt make it. There had been no movement for two days in the egg. I opened it up after waiting two extra days. The baby was barely alive at all...and the yolk sac that the baby absorbs for nutrients to grow while in the egg had gone bad...so it was just a matter of time. The yolk was a sickly green and by now the baby is supposed to have absorbed all of the sac so I am figuring that is one reason for it going bad.
I do however have three very healthy little fuzzies. I couldn't be happier. This is what will get me through the winter. This is what will bring a smile to my face on days I can't go outside and enjoy my animals. They will be spoiled in no time you will see!
I did have to help the other two out of the shells..its just how it is most of the time with this breed. The second one was doing a pretty fair job, but if they wait too long the exposure to the air will dry them out and they cant move around in there as easy to peck out their little flip top to get out.
The third one had only pecked a little hole and it had been a long long time, over 24 hours, so I helped that one out too. No harm done, they were ready. You just have to be really really careful and try to wait as long as you can before you help them out.
Here they are, but the other two don't have names yet! One has a black stripe down the back of its head. The other one looks like it has smaller eyes. I think it is just an illusion though because its little fuzz got dried stuck down on its little head, so it looks like it has a small head...lol.
See Ruby? She is the one in the middle, both pictures.
It is so sweet. I have been handling them enough that they actually stand up tall when my hand closes around them to pick them up, pushing themselves into my hand. They are all just so sweet. I am quite happy and content tonight. Yes I am. :)