Anyone Else Getting Ready To Hatch Eggs?
It's that wonderful time of year!
Next week we plan on setting some eggs in the incubator for our yearly Chickam project, where we point a live webcam with sound into our incubators and share the hatch and subsequent chicks growing up with the Internet. It's been really popular in the past, I intend to set the eggs into the incubators next week with a hatch date of March 19th or 20th (the Vernal Equinox, just for fun!).
We'll be hatching a few of our own mixed breed eggs but also some buff & light Brahmas, blue/gray Giant Cochins and black Americaunas. We'll be using two Little Giant 9200 incubators, one a forced air and the other a still air. They've worked OK for us in the past, as long as we don't overload them. So far no broody hens in the flock, although the hens are getting together and laying all their eggs in one nest, so they are plotting along those lines and trying to get SOMEONE to go broody. If we have any likely mamas by hatch time we'll let her raise the chicks, it's so fun to have a mama hen with the babies. :)
Anyone else planning on hatching poultry this year, either under hens or in incubators? If so, what will you be hatching?