Category / candling eggs

March 15, 2011
Number 8’s pip hole Yesterday evening, both eggs number 8 and 9 had pip holes.  Number eight arrived around 7 pm and what a shock!  Once number 8 was completely dried after sitting underneath Dolly, I discovered that egg number 8’s color was different.  I was mistaken in my last posts.  After some researching, it…

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February 26, 2011
A new life in the making Yesterday, the kids and I candled the eggs for the first time. We did not entirely know what we were doing, but thought that all good farmers candle their eggs for viability, so we should probably do the same. I went in to the garage and found a small…

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February 25, 2011
Mama Dolly takes a break I am finding that Dolly needs to be removed a couple of times from the nest during the day.  When I do, she quickly eats and drinks, then she returns to her eggs.  She had a large broody poo yesterday.  Boy, did that stink!   I think she feel stiff from…

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