I am actually pretty amazed right now... I have dragged my feet about tossing the remaining 9 eggs in my pieced together incomplete incubator, and last night I finally gave them one more candling, and I have 8 active little chicks!! Well, I assume 8, but the olive green ones I cannot see well, but I clearly see veins in both. I am so surprised! I have been unable to complete the incubator, and have had no way to properly monitor humidity, but everything looks just as it should from all the pictures, charts, and videos I have seen. Now I am super excited!! Day 17 on those 8.
And day 21 on Buffy's eggs. I am really hoping that they are all alive after the weather we have had. Out of 12 eggs, there are 10 left in there. She is screened in now so any chicks that do hatch will not escape before she is ready to take them out. I guess if none hatch I can just give her whatever hatches from inside.
Day 16 on the Black Australorp's eggs. Hopefully they made it through the weather also. She also has 10 left out of 12.