So I took some time to take a quite a few snaps of my lovely future egg-laying flock. As usual only a few came out really nice but here are the fruits of my labor anyway. Now I have to go clean their coop and see if I can get a few good shots of… Continue reading Photos of the Heavy Breed Laying Girls
Did you know that eggs increase in weight the more they develop? This is a fact that boggles my own mind as it really doesn’t make a hell of a lot of sense but it is a fact and for the purposes of this little blog entry we’ll just blame it on magic. Anyway, there… Continue reading Conducting a Little Experiment with Serama Eggs
When Mighty hatched I was shocked and a bit sad as I thought he or she would be growing up an only chick. Still, since several more of the eggs still felt heavy I left them in the incubator and much to my surprise I woke up this morning to find another chick lying on… Continue reading More Surprises!
This tiny! (Yes, I’m sitting here brainstorming everyday objects to photograph little Mighty with as my boyfriend mucks about with making a UFO – long story there!) First up – An ordinary Milk Bone. Second up – a spoon. I thought this one would be more impressive… I call it chick in a… Continue reading So how tiny IS a day old serama chick?
Well, I can’t believe I am even writing this entry. After I cracked open the first batch of eggs and found them quite literally cooked (they appeared almost soft boiled) I didn’t think batch #2 had any hope as they were in the incubator at the same time and had been experiencing additional wild temperature… Continue reading Our First Hatchling!
Well, today was the 24th day of incubation so I figured the eggs were well beyond actually hatching. I cracked open three of the original batch. There was a mass of cells within the yolk that formed a semi-clear blob. One was more developed than the other two but I do believe they all died… Continue reading Cracking Open the Duds
Well there’s no peeping coming from the eggs and the incubator is getting more insanely fickle. The temperatures are weaving out of control. I have no idea what’s wrong with it but I am seriously unhappy. Paid more than $80 for an incubator made out of foam (yes, like a cooler!) because everyone raved about… Continue reading Serama Photos and Musings
So I miscounted when my eggs were supposed to hatch somehow. They are actually at day 19 tomorrow so I guess we’ll see. I don’t have my hopes up too high. I have been reading so much conflicting information that I am beginning to think I will just have to acquire my own knowledge from… Continue reading Watching Eggs and the Chickens with the Other Pets
Sometimes as I get older I feel like the very basic things I once knew are somehow slipping from me. For instance when I was a child I was taught that chickens go “bok bok bok” and roosters go “cock-a-doodle-doo!” In my teens I realized roosters speak all sorts of languages and say something different… Continue reading New Noises and New Life?