Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!
Just a quick update on my HAL. I candled my 7 BR eggs, and all 7 went into lockdown. Air cells were a little larger than the last batch and it turned out pretty good, and since I haven't lost any of these eggs so far, I'm very optimistic about this batch.
Here's a few pics of the first hatch, now 3 1/2 weeks old.
The largest and fastest feathering female:
The boys are starting to stand out from the girls with their combs and wattles filling in... and also their heavy barring:
I wish I could stay and try to keep up, but I haven't recovered from last night (2 hours sleep) and I have to get up again @ 1am (for the next couple of mornings) and drive 77 miles round trip to pick up my step-son when he gets off work. I'll be glad when he gets his driver's license and his own wheels. Working on that hot and heavy...
Congratulations on you hatches, Sally and Shah, and anyone else who has new babies!!!
If I can get a few extra hours sleep, I may try to keep up with you all tomorrow. That said, I wish all of you a very good night!