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You're Hatching How Many Eggs?!

Chick-hatching time is drawing closer. Frodo has done so well sitting for longer than usual and with so many eggs. The Husband and I did the second candling session tonight, Day 17/16. 399 more words


In Which Frodo Finally Gets Her Eggs

Frodo was waiting a while for some eggs to sit on. Well, some real eggs. The trouble with using a broody hen to hatch eggs is that you just have to run with whatever eggs you can get your hands on when she does go broody. 1,846 more words


Hatching Your Own Chicks

[ reposted from my Cappers Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ]

Hatching out your own chicks using an incubator can initially seem to be a daunting task.  My preference is to allow hens to hatch their own chicks, but you may want to use an incubator until you have a few great broody hens willing to do the work for you. 553 more words


Call Ducks, Bantams and chicks.....

I was just sitting in my garden this morning, after feeding all the above, and watching their antics, and thought – Its about time I put a blog up about them all! 462 more words

The Spare

hattie hatching

Here’s a video of a normal hatching. Hattie, the duckling, has made a can opener cut around the end of her egg and is using her legs to push out. 122 more words



I didn’t post this in a timely manner so it’s a bit dated.
The eggs began peeping and pipping on Saturday the 16th. The first duckling, Imperial Topaz, hatched on Sunday morning. 52 more words