Here is the newest challenge. For some reason, the chickens are not nesting. They had 27 eggs in the nest and no chicken had started the incubation process. A couple of weeks ago we removed 18 eggs from the nest and they are in an incubator at Dale's brother's place.
While Dale was in surgery today, I drove over to Mills Fleet Farm and purchase am egg incubator. I also purchased a six foot diameter swimming pool to use for the chic once they have hatched.
|Eggs for Hatching|
Because of the broken eggs, debris was stuck to many of the eggs. We are thinking that something has been getting into the nest and eating some eggs. One of the holes was fairly small and left me wondering if the roosters would eat the chicken eggs?
|Gently Cleanse them ....|
After rinsing the eggs, I followed the directions and marked an x on one side and an o on the other side. This is for turning the eggs. They must be turned 2 or 3 times a day.
|Mark the top and bottom for turning|
There are at least 3 of the 6 chickens laying eggs. Because there are twice as many green eggs, it's possible that more than one hen is laying green eggs. Now begins the chore of rotating and waiting until the chic start hatching in an estimated 21 days.