Incubation time!

Submitted by jimwcoleman

It's that time of the year to start incubating eggs! Thanks to my neighbor and friend, Sally, I've got 24 eggs incubating now. Today, they are 1/3 of the way and are ready to be candled! Candling eggs is a means of determining which eggs are developing and which are not by holding the egg in front of  a bright light source so you can see what's inside! This Mann Lake PP371 32-Egg incubator has built-in candling lights, so it's basically as easy as turning on the light! Additionally, this little incubator allows you to add water without lifting the lid. Humidity control is essential and this incubator takes a lot of the guesswork out of it!

These are barnyard eggs, so what we hatch will be a total surprise! The rooster is a Lavender Orpington and the hens are varied - from Tints to Eggers to Australorps, etc. 

The eggs are due to hatch March 15 or 16, and I'll give you an update then!

Photo of egg incubator

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