Friday, March 22, 2013

Hatching !!, candling and waiting

As snows blow once again, fiercely about us, today looked like a nice day to hunker down and talk to the eggs in the incubator.
About two dozen eggs were initially were set in the incubator a little over a week ago.  These were checked on day seven for development.  Those that absolutely looked like nothing was going on, were removed.  Those that were questionable and without doubt looked like a chick was forming were placed back into their warm cradles. 

So far it appears that we have 18 eggs that show some signs of life.  I never cease to be amazed as I watch  the shadow of a little pea wiggle and turn in front of the light.  I imagine the little chick saying, "please turn off the light! I'm trying to get some sleep."

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