I guess that the profoundness is not explained or maybe it just cant be.
What it was - was a struggle. Trying, crying and getting the courage to try again
Some low points:
I hatched 15 chicks on my second hatch. On day 2 I lost them all to fire ants. We set 400 eggs
115 quail wiped out by.... wait for it..... quail disease
120 Dick Horstman eggs set. 0 hatch
Last night we started the incubation process on 16 purebred chicken eggs - rhode island reds, orpington, barred rocks and jersey giants. Sure its only 16 eggs and they may not hatch but the significance of this brings me to my knees. We did it.
The pipping chicks are great - they will all become part of the chicken mission - as with the next 150 crossbreds we hatch.
All I really wanted when I started all this was a few rhode island reds, orpington, barred rocks and jersey giants on my lawn and eggs in my basket (well Australorps were in that mix also).
Your determination to succeed pays good Sir Oz. Since the intention is good God reward is great!