Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Final Countdown

So the eggs have been removed from the turner and placed flat for the final 3-4 days of incubation. I have no idea what to expect!

The temperature has been maintained at 95.5 and the moisture has been regular though I do not feel like the eggs absorbed much moisture so I am going to take the advice of a neighbor and seasoned chicken wrangler and start misting them with at water bottle a few times a day.

The first round of babies that came home a couple of weeks ago are healthy and prospering. They spent their first night in the top loft of the coop two days ago and it worked out well. I am hoping they put on weight a little faster because I will need them to be able to hold their own in the pecking order soon so they can be integrated with the older hens. Knowing how bad Cinderella got it from Sweetie & NoButt when she moved in, I'm trying to postpone as long as possible. I have a feeling Cinderella is looking forward to moving off the bottom rung and establishing a higher position in the pecking order. Thankfully there are 4 birds entering together... like a little gang of baby birds.

- Mom

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