Oooh! One of the new ones. Very nice
Well, I candled my eggs today to see if anything was going on...They're green and rather thick shelled, so it's hard to see exactly what's going on in there. HOWEVER. The yolk has become pretty dark, and I think I may see a tiny bit of veining and a blob in the middle of it. It's been several years since my last hatch, and I always had silkies or Japanese bantams (much lighter eggs, lol) I also candled a fresh egg from my remaining easter egger hen, and it was comparatively easy to see through. I am cautiously optimistic. I'll candle them again at day 7 or 10 and see if anything has changed.
Additionally, I just had the scare of my life. @_@ I was cleaning my current group of chick's brooder in the garage, and was letting my adult flock range in the backyard...I heard my rooster make the weirdest noise ever (It honestly reminded me of a peacock's honking) and I walked up the backyard to see what was going on. A fox was stalking them!!! He saw me and bolted, but holy crap!! I immediately locked everyone up for the rest of the day and I'm going to be looking into ways to make sure my coop and run is absolutely fox proof...@_@ I think I know what spooked Hazel last week when she hopped the fence...:(
Good thing you were there!
That is too funny! My nest boxes double as cat beds. They don't even mind if they're lumpy! It does keep the eggs from freezing in the winter