Sunday, September 13, 2009
We have babies!
Eight babies arrived overnight. Four hatched by 5am this morning, but it doubled again by 7am.
Looks to be 3 araucanas (yellow) and 5 unknowns - could be bantam orpington or orpington x wyandotte. We still have babies hatching in the incubator. I hope they make it as I had to clear some of the babies out this morning, as they were knocking the unhatched eggs around a fair bit. They're now in the brooder (above). Of course, whenever I open the incubator, I lose humidity and that's essential to help the remaining chicks to hatch successfully.
So fingers crossed for the next batch which have pipped their shells, but not out of the woods yet!