Originally Posted by uphilljill
Zippy little chicks, aren't they?
That they are.
ETA: The future playmates for the Dirty Dozen are on Day 18, going into 19 around 1 p.m. At least two or three of each variety have been rocking since I laid them down. The #6 egg of the Darks is off to the back corner mainly because I really think it's passed on and will not hatch, but I did not want to make a mistake and toss it since if it died, it was very recently and should not compromise the hatch. The shell is chalky, the egg rather small and there are no visible veins at the air cell, the chick have not moved and is just sort of laying at the bottom of the egg so my gut says it's gone.
I numbered the eggs and wrote either "PT" or "DK" for obvious variety indicators, but Tom had already written in pencil the variety and date collected. I did separate them by variety for the last leg, though we know that "chickie bowling" will move them all over the place.
ETA: Tonight we're into Day 19 with the Brahmas. One "PT" has been rocking a lot. Almost every time I look into the bator, it shakes. That is one active chickster!
Edited by speckledhen - 6/5/16 at 3:07pm