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    • CommentAuthorPeter16
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 7:33am (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    What makes a unique guest unique?

    thanks
    Peter
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 7:38am (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    unique guests means they all have different IP addresses.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 7:50am (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    We have about 10 REALLY unique guests. Right, CC? :P :confused: :shocked:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 7:52pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    I'M normal. It's everyone else that's weird...
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 1:46am (Mar 13th 2008)
     
    Peter, we are all unique guests if we stop to think of it. No one has our unique finger prints. God broke the mold after he created each one of us. I wonder though if a human clone would be unique in all ways though. It scares me to think about human cloning. I think that we each have a unique personality too.
    • CommentAuthorPeter16
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 5:19am (Mar 13th 2008)
     
    they cloned a sheep and named it Dolly:bigsmile::bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 5:39pm (Mar 13th 2008)
     
    And she was riddled with arthritis almost from the word go, poor thing.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 6:40pm (Mar 13th 2008)
     
    Do twins have unique finger prints? Can't remember.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 7:09pm (Mar 13th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I think so, but aren't sure.

    Just read a story about Cynthia's double-yolker that she put in a 'bator. It was twice the size of the other eggs. On day 19 she pipped the egg herself, as she figured the air pocket wouldn't be big enough for the two chicks inside. Both the chicks were alive at this point. Day 20 and 21 passed, and although the egg still wriggled about, nothing happened.

    She got the egg out and peeled off a bit of shell, then put it back in the bator. Nothing. Started peeling off the membrane and even more shell, and she got right down to the first chick before she hit blood and thought she'd better stop. Waited till the next day; no progress.

    So she got the egg out again, and peeled off all the shell. At this point she candled the egg to check they were still alive, and sees movement on the bottom but none on top. Puts back in bator for another few hours, still nothing! So she peels off more membrane & the chick on top pops out, dead. She checks the second chick underneath and it has suffocated because the other chick took so long :(

    The first chick though was apprantly ginormous, the size of an adult's hand!! It's sad though, it'd been so cool to have twin chicks born.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 11:01pm (Mar 13th 2008)
     
    Do you think she killed the bigger one by trying to rush it out? (Do they use the air sac to breathe then?) Or would she have saved the 2nd one if she'd gone for it and just peeled it at the outset? (Are twin chicks a possibility?)

    That's a sad story - I was expecting a happy ending. :(
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2008 5:26am (Mar 14th 2008)
     
    Me too. Sob.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2008 6:51am (Mar 14th 2008)
     
    I too was hoping for a better ending to the story, Red. How sad :sad:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2008 3:21pm (Mar 14th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I was hoping for a better ending too! Cynthia researched twin chicks on the net, and discovered 9 times out of 10 both chicks die, and it's very unlikely that even one chick survives never mind two! I don't know if the second and smaller chick might have survived if she had peeled off all the shell, but the bigger one would have died. It must have been a very fine balance, and very stressful trying to decide what to do! Would've been a miracle if they had survived.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2008 8:34pm (Mar 14th 2008)
     
    Its one of those "damned if you do and damned if you don't". Impossible to decide which way to call it.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2008 10:08pm (Mar 14th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I wonder if a broody hen could've hatched them, or if they were doomed from the start?! We've only ever had one double-yolker laid by Libby...Milly's laid huge eggs before, but never a double-yolker :confused:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2008 10:24pm (Mar 15th 2008)
     
    Interesting thought - don't suppose we'll ever know though. I remember getting double yolker eggs as a child but I've only seen 2 since being an adult. Wonder why? What causes the double yolk?
    • CommentAuthorPeter16
    • CommentTimeMar 16th, 2008 1:02am (Mar 16th 2008)
     
    It is possible for double yokers to hatch, usually one chick dies and the other survives.......