Monday, 4 March 2013
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).
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!