As the Eggs Turn

Eggs in the Incubator

After letting our hatching eggs rest for several hours, we proceeded to see how best we could fit them into the already-running incubator. We managed to get 11 of the fertilized eggs in there comfortably and now the 21-day incubation period has officially begun. They were left undisturbed for approximately 24 hours before we began turning them 3+ times a day (a broody mother hen also turns her eggs over and adjusts them several times a day.) This morning marks the beginning of the turnings! We won’t be candling them again until day 7 and then we should be able to see which ones are developing and which are not.

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