The Chicken Diaries have been hatched :-)
I'll still post lots of fun chicken stuff in my daily blog but will copy the posts here for those who only want to read about cocks (and hens - he he) plus you'll find lots of tidbits here not posted anywhere else. Deal? OK!
If all goes well, in less than three weeks I'll be posting pics of newborn chicks - you won't want to miss that! I set 35 eggs in the incubator a few days ago, not sure how many are fertile or will hatch into sweet babies though... It's tough to regulate temps & humidity in this terrible summer weather, good lord we're not deep in Florida swamplands yet!! Uggghh!
*crossing fingers, toes, wings, everything*
Oh, a bit of a fun fact for you chicken newbies. Want to know if the egg you're eating is fertile or not? Look for the bullseye!
Here is an infertile egg, you only see a white dot on the yolk:
Fertilized eggs do not taste any different to infertile ones, and do not spontaneously develop into chicks - no worries! It takes 21 days of certain temps & humidity & turning for that to happen, it's not as easy as it sounds.
Still kinda gross, eh? LOL!
Hey! Ho! Time to tend to the flocks - they do clamor for their treats of fresh bread! - so more coop drahma and lots of cool photos to follow... Stay tuned!
PS: Will you be the first to comment? Or the first to officially follow this blog? hmmm!
-Technodoll aka Mother Hen