Chick Time Again

We've got chicks again! I'd like to say it was a successful hatch, but it wasn't exactly. I had issues with the incubator again, not helped by the wildly fluctuating end-of-spring weather. Also, the auto-turner stopped one day in the first couple of days, something to do with the power point it was plugged into,…

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Another Incubator Adventure

There are eggs in the incubator again. It's round two. And this time, I am making sure the lid is locked down properly. I purchased 12 Dorking eggs because I'm still keen to have some Dorking hens in our flock. Then I had to decide how many and of who's eggs from our flock to…

In Which The Incubator Gives us Some Chicks

The chick hatching trial run is complete. After much patience and checking through the windows, our first little incubator chick hatched last Saturday. Quite fittingly, it was one of the Australorps. A black one. The other two Australorps pipped (broke a small hole the shell) and followed suit the same day, but the three Dorking…