The girls have been working hard, getting ready for spring. Egg production has increased.
It was time to get the incubator out. We will "candle" these eggs and watch their progress. I am always fascinated to see the chick forming, growing and changing inside the shell. Before they hatch, we will hear their peeps, and then we will see the chick attempting to hatch.
The hardest part comes when the chicks are trying to hatch. It is hard work for them and I want to help them out. That is the worst thing I could do! The chicks must do this on their own.
The chicks should hatch at the end of this month. It is amazing to watch and find myself sitting beside the incubator cheering them on! I will watch in awe as they stand up for the first time, on tiny legs.