Monday, November 23, 2009

We have lockdown!



Today is day 18 for the eggs! I candled them 2 nights ago and found 13 still viable. Lockdown starts today, so there is no opening the incubator (to keep the humidity in) and no more turning. Tonight David heard peeping coming from the incubator! The little chicks are getting ready! I'm so excited to see what they look like!

I ended up removing the two green eggs that had been refrigerated. They were supposed to hatch on Thursday (of last week), but they never did. I cracked them open today because I wanted to see what they looked like. One of them quit early, probably on day 8 or so. The other one had a fully formed chick inside. I'm not sure what happened to make the chick die, but it's pretty disappointing.

I'll keep you updated on these 13 though!

3 comments:

Kelly or Alex said...

On chick standby here.
Kelly

Becky said...

I can't wait!! We'll be there soon, chickies!! Hang on!

Linda said...

So exciting!

Question..they peep before hatching?

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