Category / hatching eggs

November 11, 2011
This past Sunday, I attended the Boston Poultry Expo.  One of the cardinal rules during these shows is that you do not converse or interact with the judges.  In fact, people are required to keep a certain distance from them.  It is very easy to spot a judge.  They don a lab coat or jacket…

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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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March 13, 2011
Here is a tender moment shared between Dolly and her chick, known as Egg number 3. She is so gentle and tender with her new baby.  I was very fortunate to capture this on film. Last night, eggs number 4 and 5 hatched.  I am calling them the twins.  It was so amazing yesterday.  The pip…

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March 12, 2011
It must have happened during the night.  This morning, the garage was quiet.  Not a single peep, but Dolly seemed to be sitting a little more elevated and a little more careful.  I gently lifted Dolly up to the side.  Egg number 3 has hatched! Quietly snuggling with my brothers and sisters I gently scooped…

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March 11, 2011
At 7am this morning I could not contain myself anymore and ran into the garage to visit Dolly.  All of the eggs were underneath her as usual.  As quickly as I could, I took care of the rest of the flock and put Dolly in the large run with her family, I headed in to visit the eggs.…

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March 9, 2011
It’s only two more days until the hatch date of the baby chicks.  Today while Dolly was out in the large run, thoroughly enjoying herself, I investigated all of the eggs.  I picked each one up.  They are heavier.  They are toasty warm and I could not be happier. I placed egg number one by…

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February 22, 2011
I have been quickly catching up, reading as much as I can about broody hens and hatching eggs.  My learning curve has been on an upward trajectory!  Most resources suggest separating the broody hen from the rest of the flock.  Some jealous hens can become saboteurs or even have nesting envy, only to kick the broody…

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February 21, 2011
Dolly has been sitting on eggs for 3days.  She seems to be a great broody hen!  As of this morning, she has a total of 5.  Today will be my last opportunity to place anymore eggs underneath her.  You see, the mother hen will sit on the nest for 2-3 days after her first chick…

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