They look the same on the outside, but the changes on the inside are nothing short of astounding! :)
I tended to Sophie in her little mini-coop this morning, and while I was changing her water she got up to stretch her legs, so I ran inside to get my flashlight to candle her eggs quickly. Today is day 20 for her, so tomorrow could be the big day. I say 'could' because this is her first time as a broody momma, so we'll find out soon if she did it correctly. When I candled, the air cells in all 7 of her eggs seemed quite large. I know it has been extremely dry here these last few weeks, so I don't know if the air cells are TOO large and how this will affect the hatch. But I wish her all the best luck! She sure seems to want to be a momma. We'll find out tomorrow!
As for how soon I will set eggs again, I have told myself I have to be done for the season. I even cleaned both incubators and put them away in the attic. I do have to be done for the spring, at the very least, because I have too many family visits planed for May and June that I know I won't be able to properly care for new chicks. I timed it so most of these hatches will be well into maturing by summer. Ask me again in late summer if I've been able to leave the incubators in the attic, haha. I may find it unbearable and dig them out again before next spring ...
Originally Posted by what did I do
I'm so happy for you.every time I see one of you talking about your eggs I have to run and look at mine. Mine should hatch Monday if all goes well.
The one thing that gets me is that the eggs look the same today as the day I put them in. Aren't I crazy.
I hope everyone posts on their eggs so I know what might happen.
I have to know, after these eggs hatch how soon will you set eggs again?