It has been a long time since I last blogged. I just can only write so much about my chickens. That and I get busy and time just passes quickly. So I've been pulled back into blogging again by two things.
1. I've got another set of eggs in the incubator due to hatch April 20-21.
2. I got a comment on one of my older blog posts.
So I guess some people actually read this blog. I write this blog mostly for myself, an online journal of sorts. It helps me remember things I forget from my previous incubations like temperature, humidty, etc. However I "attempt" to blog as though I might get a reader besides someone in my famly or my friends.
Welcome "gshabir15", my newest follower and commenter. I hope you have had some success in candling your eggs and finding signs of life. Please drop me a line and let me know how it went.
I put over 40 eggs in the incubator on March 30 but had to remove some a couple of days later. It was just too crowded and the temperature was too inconsistent on the bottom - a full 11 degrees lower. Definitely can't grow chicks at 88 degrees.
I candled all of the remaining eggs the other night. It was very difficult to see through the brown eggs. I figured 18 of the eggs were no good as I saw no air pockets in them so I discarded those eggs.
I candled some eggs a few minutes ago and here's some pics. The top pic is a dark egg - you are looking at the air pocket inside. The middle pic a closeup of the air pocket of a white egg and you can see the blood vessels. The bottom pic is the air pocket of the white egg.
I've also met more "chicken lovers" out there with way more chickens then I have so I'll be posting about them too. After all, I can only blog about my chickens so much.
Stay tuned - I promised it won't be so long....I'll make an honest attempt to blog regularly.