In Which a Powercut Threatens The Incubator Hatch

The eggs were in the incubator in lockdown mode. It was late on Sunday afternoon. Day 19 was drawing to a close. We arrived home to find that there was a powercut and I immediately ran to check the incubator. The temperature had dropped to 36degC. I rushed to get towels and wool blankets to…

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Who’s Your Daddy?

We have chicks! Frodo hatched 10 out of the 13 eggs she was sitting on. The first ones hatched overnight on Sunday. Of the three that didn't hatch, two (one Frodo one and one Tiggywinkle one) had gone bad earlier on (it's hard to tell with darker shells sometimes) and one (a Frodo one) just…

Autumn: Easter, Rain & a Chicken Update

Happy Easter one and all. I've been juggling a lot of things lately, while still trying to get on top of my health, so it was nice to have some down time to reflect on the purpose of life and the foundations of my faith. And with The Husband having some time off work, it's…

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,…