So, our second batch went into the incubator on Friday, February 8th with approximately 38 eggs in it. About 2 weeks in I pulled 13 eggs out which were showing no signs of fertilization. Monday, February 25 I locked down the incubator and hoped for the best. I had a hard time trying to get the temperature stabilized on Monday which had me worried about my hatch rate. Tuesday we waited and by noon on Wednesday we could hear peeping through the egg shells inside the incubator! We have our first pip on Wednesday afternoon and our first chick arrived about 9:30 pm Wednesday night ... and then nothing ... went to bed at 11 pm and still nothing ... woke up at 4 am nothing, nothing, nothing ... then my husband got up for work at 5:30 and came back in and told me that chick #1 had a friend!!! By the time I woke up at 7 am Thursday morning we had 5 chicks in the incubator. A wonderful start!
|The first chicks that hatched.|
|My son was obsessed with Egg #8|
The yellow one on the bottom is Egg #8.
As a recap of the 25 eggs that we locked-down as of 10am Friday morning I have 18 chicks in the brooding tub and 3 chicks in the incubator along with 4 eggs that haven't done anything (yet).
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