So busy with chicks hatching (more than expected), chicks being delivered (why did we do this), and ducklings being delivered. We decided to take two days worth of eggs and put them in the incubator and see what happened. We never checked for fertility and just thought of it as a test run for the incubator since we had only tried the turkey egg. Well 19 days later we had 19 chicks hatching out of 25 eggs put in. We candled the other 6 and 3 were not fertile and the rest just never fully developed. Not bad. Good job hens and roosters. Most of these are muts as the roosters are Marans and there are only 2 Maran hens, the rest are New Hampshire and Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rocks. Here are some pictures and a video. Have also posted pictures of the ducklings and chicks that we just got in today. Pretty hardy creatures to survive the trip in the mail, a human baby wouldn't.
It is so wild how quickly they go from weak looking creature to fluffy little chick, in a day! Below is the video. We are still registering for summer camp and we have started taking registration for our Nature Preschool.