An Unexpected Chick Loss

We are sad to report the loss of one of Rory's chicks. When we went to the coop the other morning I noticed that one of the chicks was off to the side and, while it was standing, it was not looking the greatest. "Oh no!" I thought, but I didn't say anything. As I…

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A Rory New Year

Rory's hatching adventure was a bit of a rollercoaster. She started with 10 eggs, from herself, Annie and Betty. An Annie egg cracked early on thanks to a thin shell. Rory wasn't very good at eating or looking after herself during her sit. On lockdown day I discovered a broken egg, one of Rory's, that…

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,…