We have baby chicks!
I mentioned that
we (as much time as I have spent researching and checking on those babies, I feel like it’s mine) the kids had purchased an incubator. Here’s a quick synopsis of what happened from the time we put the eggs into the incubator… till they hatched!
I placed 10 eggs into the ’bator on April 13 and let the egg turner do its thing which was to rotate the eggs from side to side for the first 18 days. I wrote the date on the eggs but since realized that it was pretty pointless.
When the 18 days were up I removed the automatic egg turner and placed the eggs onto the metal screen which is on the bottom of the incubator.
After I removed the eggs from the turner (about 1a.m.) I came back later that morning and found the eggs moving back and forth. That was so exciting and from that moment I was hooked. I came in to look at the eggs about every 15 minutes and would just watch and watch making sure they were all alive.
The first sign that your chicks are getting ready to hatch is when they start pipping. (See the little crack at the top of the egg)
Now he’s getting down to business! The kids were so excited
I, of course, was quite calm and collected. I was almost worse than the kids! They thought it was so neat.
And he’s out!
We actually were able to catch the whole birth of our very 1st chick to hatch. I posted it on You Tube. It’s 5 minutes long but fun to see if you’ve never witnessed a chick hatching from its egg.
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