Saturday, June 25, 2011

Doin' the Squat!

Snowflake is doing the squat!  We're going to have eggs soon.  :)  When a pullet is getting close to laying, they'll squat down submissively if you reach out towards them.  They like their back pet and roughed up a little.  In reality, they want some.  Yep - naughty girls.  I think that over the next month we'll have most if not all of the girls laying.  Which reminds me...I need to get some new pictures of the girls in all of their moody, teenage glory.

So far the incubation is going well, too.  We installed a fan on the top of the incubator because forced air incubators generally have a better hatch rate.  The forced air ensures that the eggs get even heating, and that the corners of the incubator are warm as well.  In a couple days we should be able to see the beginnings of embryo growth by candling the eggs.  I'll be sure to post pictures when we get there.  Emma said we should give Grandma one for her birthday since they'll be hatching out a couple days before.  If all goes according to plan, we just might have to let her pick one out.

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