Good Morning all... The long awaited hatch has begun. We started hearing some pipping yesterday evening, and actually had 2 cracked eggs when we went to bed last night. I got up about 3:30 this morning and checked on them, and got to see our first chick hatch out. Needless to say, there is too much excitement going on here to go back to bed.
I'll post the hatch results as soon as the hatch is completed.
An interesting thing happened today. We finally have a hen go broody. She is one of our RIR hens. She has been playing at it for about 2 weeks, but finally stayed on the nest all day today. In fact she is still on it. She has about 5 eggs underneath her as far as I can tell. So we'll see what she does. What is making this interesting is ..,,, I have a clutch of eggs finishing up in the incubator, They started pipping today and one of them is starting to crack through the shell. So it is a really fun time here at weksny acres. I'll keep you posted on the hen and the incubator progress.
It was a slow day at the farmer's market today, even though it was a beautiful day. I heard there was a "spring thing" in two of the neighboring towns and some convention going on in town today also. Even so we did manage to sell 3 dozen eggs, about a pound and a half of salad lettuce, and two bars of soap. we made enough to repair the tiller tire. But that's another story. We keep working hard and hope for a better day next week.