Yesterday hatching began. I had set 3 dozen eggs and we had 20 chicks hatch. Out of the 20 we had 18 make it. I love this activity. My roo is a Blue Splash Wyandotte and the hens are Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtins, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Blue Splash Wyandottes, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, Blue Splash Wyandottes and Ameracaunas. So, these chicks will be a colorful bunch. Right now out of 15 laying hens we are getting 9-12 eggs per day.
Well, our best laid plans did not come to pass. None of the eggs hatched for my sister. How sad. However, we have a new plan. This Saturday I will set eggs in my bator and hatch them. Then she can take the chicks on New Year’s weekend and have them waiting for the kids when they return from break. She will also take my bator and a new batch of eggs and try again. Never say Die!