Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Pheasants Are Hatching, The Pheasants Are Hatching

As in "the British are coming."
I have been very anxious about the pheasant eggs because I've never hatched them before. I thought they would break out really fast like guinea hens but it has actually taken them hours to break out. Right now I'm up to 3 out with 6 more pipping. They're not dry yet but they seem more fragile than chickens. They're much clumsier than chicks.
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2 comments:

  1. Wow cool! I have never hatched chicks before! That looks really neat! Do youhave to help them outof the shell or do they do it themselves?

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  2. Hannah,
    You're really NOT supposed to help them. Struggling to get out of the shell helps them absorb the yolk. I will admit that I have at times helped a chick that has started to break out. Only when they have been struggling for more than 24 hours, and the survival rate is about 50-50.

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