For the last 3 weeks we’ve been doing something NEW!
incubating chicken eggs.
someone at my husband’s work gave him 6 fertilized eggs and said he could either cook them or incubate them.
So guess what we did?
We went the “cheap” route and got a Styrofoam cooler from walmart and a lightbulb and a thermometer that also measures humidity and had the 6 eggs in their carton and turned them at least twice a day for 18 days and also kept a wet sponge in there to add humidity
Then on day 18 I took them out and laid them on the bottom
They were supposed to hatch at day 21, but nothing happened!
Then day 22 or maybe even 23 we saw a small crack on one egg, so I switched out the sponge with a bowl of water instead (I switched back to the sponge later)
Yesterday we went to church and on the way home we had a bet about what the progress would be, Bjorn guessed that the chick was hatched and a second one started!
He was right!
This is Star Shade (Sonja named it)
Then in the afternoon #2 hatched, hard to see but it’s yellow
Solveig named it Popcorn!
no news on the other 4 eggs, but we’ll keep the chicks and eggs in there, and today we’ll get a brooder set up (we waiting to see IF anything would actually happen before buying more stuff! we’re new at this and didn’t know if we “fried” or froze them or they were duds!)
I’ll keep you posted on more.
I’m writing this Sunday night.