Saturday, August 11, 2012

They're Almost Here! :)

Almost ever since I married and moved to Canada I've wanted to get some laying hens. For various reasons it didn't work out last year, but now it is finally happening! I was able to borrow a small Hova Bator incubator and a neighbor let me have around 30 eggs from her chicken flock. Today is day 20 since the eggs started incubating and already I can hear little peeps and pecking noises coming from some of the eggs. I am kind of excited. :):)

At the beginning I had a little trouble getting the temperature in the incubator to regulate and was worried the eggs might not hatch-glad I was wrong! :) To complicate it more, the thermometer I am using only registered in Celsius, something I still haven't gotten all the way used to! I now know for incubating eggs the correct temperature should be 37.5 c.

My husband bought me my chicken coop a few months back, :) and my brother built the nice chicken run on the side the last time he was up for a visit. I might do another post after the chicks are hatched, hoping the are mostly hens! :)

2 comments:

JoAnna said...

How exciting! I'm glad you were able to finally get that figured out about the temperature. :)

Elizabethd said...

So sweet when they find their way out of the eggshell.