Glad that candler is working out. I will buy your story of seeing something move. Check the goat page 2 more were born today. Tell the other half the little white one is heading to Pennsylvania. Not going to say anything about the new chick. You might me. Did you make it back in time?
So glad the pencil made it to her new home, and the buff>! How cute they are roosting Glad everybody made it home ok with all that bad traffic!
Today I got a candler at the feed store. My flashlight was just not working that great---and wow what a difference, this one is lots brighter....and I could see 7 of 8 squiggling just a bit...at first I thought it was from me moving the egg---but I really swear I could see something moving in there! is that even possible? Or am I seeing things? It was an awesome feeling though to see the little vessels and a little critter in there! One was totally clear, but it was the only one I had put a question mark on because I thought it might be my BR egg, I did not catch that one in action, so it probably was not the right egg anyway. AND I was so excited because I was SURE I had killed them this afternoon, I left the blind on the window open by accident and ran uptown and the therm said 104 I was so worried, I hurried and waved the warm air off of them and got it right back to 100 and it has been 7 hours and they looked ok.....hope they stay that way! Geez i will feel so bad if they poop out because of my absent mindedness.
The four I put in after the fact (5 days later) also look like they are developing, I better find a second bator for them! I went ahead and put them in because I was worried the first batch would not work because they had been in an awfully cold part of the fridge. So far so good.
And YES when I went to the feed store I looked at chicks. And I was working that math. And I fell off the wagon and got a little white rock because (here is the justification) it was a bit older and would fit in with my peepers I got 9 days ago...and was one breed I had looked for and not found the last trip to the store. Ugh. I need to go to chicks anonymous. There really should be such a thing
Sphinx---I am not so sure about my lavender either. I am giving it two weeks and if it does not look as red as Diane's picture on ksl (I saved it for reference) I am calling it a girl and never looking back. I want it to be a girl so stinking BAD! Then she better lay blue! I will take light blue, just please oh please not another green egg. They are nice, but I am ready for my blue egg.
Edited by slvrphoenix - 3/24/12 at 7:46pm