Good morning all!
Finally caught up after "neglecting" the thread yesterday.
Mahonri, I read all the posts too but I do admit to skimming a little. BTW, I wouldn't worry too much about your temps fluctuating a little low at times. My first hatch I think I incubated the whole time around 98 and still got chicks. They hatched late, but they hatched. Remember Renee said fluctuations between 98 and 100 (? it might have been a little higher, only on my first cup of coffee) are just fine.
Busy weekend. Spring cleaning for the coops, the garage and the VW. Just got to the point where I couldn't look at any of them without doing something. This week coming up will be busy as well. I have a big presentation today at work for my Six Sigma certification. I get that done then I have to prep for my final presentation and then I get my certification (Green Belt, but not martial arts). I have already been asked if I want to go for Black Belt certification next year so I figure I must be doing something right.
DH comes home in a little less than two weeks. In fact he comes home on hatching day. Is it bad to wish I get enough quitters to clear out the new bator so I can hide it? Just kidding, I will probably give him a heads up before he comes home so he is not surprised. I won't candle on day 10 since I did on Saturday but I will probably candle again next weekend and then once more before lockdown.
SCG Lurky (my turkey hen) is laying almost every day now. I will be able to easily send you the six eggs. I am trying to get up the nerve to crack her first egg and check for fertility. I just am not all that good at looking at the spot on the yolk and figuring it out. That egg will probably be to old to set anyway just hate doing it.
Well gotta get going. Can't wait for DH to get home. Miss him and I miss him doing half the chores around here.