Monday, January 28, 2013

The Longest Week

The chicks should hatch this coming Saturday!
Just 4 of the 12 are growing. (I did break 1 egg)  The 4 seem to be doing well, it's difficult to see much now when candling because the embryos are getting so big.
Wednesday is "lock down" day. The humidity will be increased, no more turning the eggs and no more candling. The chicks will begin to move to the wide end of the egg where the air sack is, and they will start pip.
The picture of the egg in the dish is from one that was fertilized but did not keep developing. I think it stoped around day 2 or 3.
The other picture is from today day 16.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Chicken Run

The housewives took a road trip today. I'm sure we were getting all kinds of crazy looks with this in the back of the truck.
This will become the grow out coop for the chicks. I've already started making plans for it's improvements. I'm going to add a window for ventilation, a roost and a couple of nesting boxes. The wheels are turning....I'm sure I'll come up with some other ideas.
I also found this funny saying "Wicked Chickens lay Deviled Eggs"  so I'm going to make a plaque to hang on the coop.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Uh Oh

Bummer, the eggs were too close together and one got smashed when I put the lid on. Which is why I thought we need another incubator. So now we can safely set 14 eggs at a time.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Let the Count Down Begin

I loaded up the 'bator. 21 days to go. What great care Kristin at Two LLamas and a Whole Lotta Drama took when packing these eggs. Not even the USPS could break one during shipping.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

First step to kid goats..

Went out to the barn this morning and Charlie was screaming mad, packed her in the car and drove her to meet the father of her kids and MAN does he smell, but she seemed to enjoy it.  After courting and flirting we think the job was done, rather quickly may I add, like 2 seconds.  WOW!!  Hoping for the little kidlets the first week of June.

Let the Hatching Begin

We ordered Silkie hatching eggs from Two LLamas & A Whole LLotta Drama and as long as the post office holds up their part of the bargain we will pick up the eggs today (Saturday)  The will have to rest for 24 hours before they can go in the incubator.
Silkies are cute little puff balls and lucky for me my husband wanted them, otherwise no more chickens for me