Monday, 4 March 2013

Incubating eggs

incubator Mar 13 1

Above is one of my Christmas presents: an incubator. Yesterday, we headed over to Durham Hens to buy feed and a batch of fertilised cream leghorn eggs (see below).

fertilised eggs Mar 13

The eggs are now in the incubator. I have to turn them three times a day (there are bigger, automatic incubators that do that but we just need a small one). It takes 21 days to hatch hen eggs and these eggs were laid in the past week so sometime 15th-20th March should see some chicks hatching though I ain't going to count my chickens yet!

incubator Mar 13 2

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