we candled over the weekend.. trimming the orps bottoms seemed to help! and changing the roo... maybe, but we set almost 24 eggs and 20 are viable! not the wyandottes on the other hand.. my alpha hen will not let the roo near her.. i set all the eggs though and it appears that hers arent fertile... brat.. i was hoping he might have gotten to her and I didnt notice... not like I watch 24/7!
we are on kidding watch though.. today is 140 days for one of my does... she definately showing signs of labor coming... and since this is both of our first times.. I am a nervous wreck having to be at work !!!
I'm glad trimming the corps helped with fertility.
If you are looking at day 140, do you have Nigerian Dwarf goats?
My next set of staggered hatch eggs are due tomorrow. Who wants to bet on how many times I check for pips? The bator is in a spare room upstairs and I will probably check for the second time today after I type this.
I'm excited for the birds hatching here. BYC has been wonky or I'd just keep watching for updates here.
Good luck with your hatch!