The Chick Report

We went from from six eggs to twenty-nine eggs within the first two week. Whoa! As we know, from our handy calendar, the chicks should start hatching TODAY and then hatch consecutively throughout this week. I have a feeling most of our time will be sitting waiting and watching the chicks break free. I know, I know, not all of them will hatch and most or some will be roosters but…that is why we decided to hatch as many as possible, to ensure our success. The children have made their predictions.

We have taken all the eggs out of the rotator and layed them on the wire screen. It will be our job to rotate the eggs by hand two to three times a day. What I learned is that eggs can be very susceptible to disease. Washing hands will be extremely important before handling these precious little furry creatures.

And guess who is most excited of them all… our sweet little baby turkey who has been anxious to have some new friends.

Now we will wait….

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