Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Babies are Coming!

The egg on the right there we believe was layed by one of the chickens that we incubated and hatched ourselves last November!  How little and cute it is!

And on to the real news. We've got our incubator set up again!  Sadly, our little egg business is taking a bit of a hit because there are no eggs for distribution this week.  Rob is planning on incubating 40 eggs, not all of which will hatch and/or survive I'm sure.  They should hatch a day or two before Easter so we're going to have cute new baby chicks just in time!  I'll take pictures once it is all set up.  We couldn't get very good pictures of the eggs as they were growing.  You can see veins forming in the eggs and eventually a heart and then a mass that is the chick!  I'll try for you guys though :)  And then of course there will be lots of pictures of the babies once they are here!!!  So excited!

Side note, these are my favorite birds!  We have 4 Light Brahmas, one of which is extremely friendly that I named Jane.  You can usually tell which one it is when you are in the pen, as she walks right up to you and will allow you to pet her.  But basically, I call of them my Jane birds.  Aren't they so cute and pretty!  They are very fluffy and soft too :)  I love my Jane birds!

4 comments:

livinlifeinlouie said...

yea for new chicks and right before easter!
In gradeschool we took eggs and put them in an incubator to watch them grow. I dont remember the veins and heart though! that is really neat!

Tiffany said...

Very exciting! We had eggs hatch when I taught Kindergarten one year - my kids have had them in K as well...getting to be that time again!
The girl at work who has chickens is going to bring me some eggs next week - it'll be my first farm fresh egg! Yeah! I can't wait...I might not even wait until breakfast to have some...it might have to be my after-work-snack!! HA!

Looking forward to seeing your little chicks...

Michele said...

To get good pictures, cut a hole in a piece of cardboard the size and shape of an egg. Then put your light behind that and the egg in the hole and the pics should come up pretty good! Can't wait to come over and play with them!

Angela said...

Yeah we tried the cardboard tube thing last time but it still wasn't very good. We will figure something out!

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