Went to bed with 5 pips, woke up to 5 hatched and more pipped. All look healthy and fairly happy.
side note, because I wanted a non aggressive roo I bought show quality orpington eggs last year. I've been happy with my pretty splash orp roo which hatched out of those eggs, but the other day the orp went after my 7 year old son and knocked him down, it must have been a lucky hit when he was off balance, but now my son is scared of him. That was the roos first act of aggresion, and I'm very bummed that what I was trying to prevent happened. I don't know what I'm gonna do.
Love all the baby pictures!!
I didn't mean home birthing is illegal. You can have your baby where ever you want. I meant being a midwife and delivering babies during home births is illegal (this was in 1990). I have heard of ways midwives get around the laws to attend home births. My DD had a home birth 4 years ago and the wording in the contract that the midwife had her sign shows me they are still having to scoot around laws that make it illegal for a midwife to deliver a baby at home. She specified she was there to attend the birth not to deliver the baby.
When I had my training we didn't have the special contracts that absolved you of responsibilty in the event there was a problem but I took my training in the 80s. Now folks are getting smarter about doing what they want and still getting trained help to assist. My grand mother was a midwife and "attended" many deliveries. Nobody tried to tell you how to give birth in those days.
Pshew, you had me in a panic for a couple of minutes! I hate the word 'deliver' when used on babies. Everyone knows pizza is delivered, babies are most definitely not delivered, so, I don't see any need for scooting around any law. I can't remember the contract we had with our midwife, but she was much more tense about the legalities then the midwife I used in Utah, we thought it was because our California midwife trained under a midwife who did get prosecuted when the ambulance guys stupidity killed a baby and the state blamed the midwife. Thanks for clarifying!