With our success, and enjoyment, of our first two attempts at chick hatching, we decided to take it up a notch. Thanks to my folks, who decided to give me an early birthday present, we bought ourselves a larger incubator and have another twenty eggs “cooking”.Continue reading "Another batch of eggs incubating"
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Been keeping busy, out here on the homestead. Our three little incubator hatchlings are doing very well; growing big and fast. So much so, that yesterday we had to move them into their own section of the chicken coop, as they were crowding themselves in the tote we had them in.Continue reading "Garden preparations and new skills"
I'm happy to report that the three fertilized eggs we had incubating in our incubator have successfully hatched, right on schedule! The pipping began just before midnight on April 13th, and the third chick hatched just after 2:00pm yesterday, April 15th.Continue reading "They've hatched!"
A few developments have transpired since the last blog post. The “big” news is that the place from where we were going to be getting our new chicks left us hangin'. Looks like we won't be able expanding our flock quite as fast as we first thought.Continue reading "Incubating some eggs and building a shed"
In a few weeks, we will be picking up new chicks to add to our flock of laying hens. So, what we decided to do is try and hatch a few of our own chicks, just to see if we can do it. If it turns out that our roosters are doing their jobs, and we have fertilized eggs and can get them to hatch, the timing will be perfect.Continue reading "The new incubator"