Saturday, April 9, 2016

Chicks In 21 Days And Counting!

As of 9AM this morning, the eggs are in the ReptiPro incubator and cookin' away!

We ended up setting a total of 18 eggs...we always have some that don't develop so setting 18 and hoping to end up with about 12 seems like the sweet spot to aim for. I selected a variety of standard size eggs and bantam eggs in various colors and types, all of the eggs this year came from our own hens.  

#1,2 are large dark green eggs, #2 came from Crack, a grey Americanas/Giant Cochin mix,
#3, 4 & 5 are large light brown eggs,
#6, 7 are large light blue eggs,
#8, 9 are large dark brown eggs,
#10 is a large white egg,
#11, 12 & 13 are small light green eggs, #13 was laid by Toaster, a white/gray/buff bantam Cochin,
#14, 15 are small dark green eggs,
#16, 17 & 18 are little bantam eggs, #16 came from Wiggles, a mottled gray/white Belgian d'Uccle hen.

So off they go!

Hatch days should be in three weeks:  Friday, April 29th for the bantam eggs (banty eggs tend to hatch at 20 days rather than 21) and Saturday, April 30th for the rest of them!

And yeah...gonna be turning eggs 5 times a day for the next three weeks...

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