A lot has been going on around the farm and keeping me busy. We have a busy year ahead with some family excitement, our oldest son is getting married this summer. We have our other son coming home for a visit, he's in the military, and our daughter is preparing for prom, which is a big deal to a teenager. With all that happening in our family, I still get excited about our new baby chicks and our eggs in the incubator. This hatch, my second ever, is going well and there are 8 eggs growing and forming. Our rooster, that we purchased a couple of months ago, is busy keeping up with his flock and doing his job well. I gathered and placed 10 eggs in the incubator on the 10th of March. One went bad quickly and was tossed out immediately and another was not fertile after I candled on day 4, so I removed it. The remaining 8 are doing great, actually 7 are chicken eggs and we have one lone duck egg doing well too.
Today is day 9 for the eggs in the incubator and I checked them and could see the little chick embryos moving around. I took some video to share, although not the best video because I was tucked in the corner of my closet so it was nice and dark, you can see the little chick embryo moving around. It's very exciting! I told my husband I'm addicted to incubating eggs, the excitement is too much to handle. He said, "Oh no, we're going to have hundreds of chickens now." He might be right!
I just love seeing inside that egg and watching nature turn an embryo into a little fluffy chick and then a beautiful, fully grown hen or rooster.
Hi! My name is Jaymie and I'm married to my best friend and have three children. We live on our hobby farm in the north Georgia mountains and love it!
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