Tomorrow was supposed to be hatching day, but last night I heard the faint sound of chick peeps coming from the incubator. Not sure if I didn’t write down the correct date (I marked it down on the calendar after the fact because family was in and I forgot in the mayhem) or if I had the temps up higher than normal or what.
Regardless of the reasoning for the miscalculation, last night three eggs had pipped and were cheeping at me. This morning I woke up to the much louder peeping and three chicks. This afternoon has us up to twelve fuzzballs and three pipping. That is what it’s called when they just start breaking the shell, isn’t it?? Somebody please tell me if I’m wrong so I don’t go around making a fool of myself. As if that would take much effort on my part.
Not sure what I was thinking, could be that I haven’t been thinking, but I don’t even have the chick section of the barn cleaned out yet. I’ve got the feeders, waterers and feed all ready, but no place to put the chicks yet. Good thing I can keep them in the incubator for a little while longer while I get my butt outside and clean out their stall.
In the 103.6 degree heat.
At least I won’t have to keep a heat lamp on them during the day .
Although I may have to set up a swimming pool or miniature A/C unit for them.