Articles from Nic

I'm Nic and live south coast of England, UK with my husband Ady and our two children. We home educate our children and thought it would be cool to incubate and hatch eggs. You can read about that over on my which came first page. You can read more about us and our Home Education journey at our blog Monster & Teeny. We currently have four chickens - they are about 11 weeks old and we think they are all hens. Three are Rhode Island Reds; Freddie , Punzel and Rhonda. And one black star / black...
In our case it was very clearly the eggs! We have a friend who is a farmer and lent us an incubator and brooder lamp so we could hatch some eggs as a fun project for our children. At this stage we fully intended to hatch the eggs, observe the cute little chicks for a few days and then hand the whole lot back over to the farmer - chicks, incubator - the lot! Our first attempt didn't work out so well. We had 18 allegedly fertilised eggs but as we were due to be on holiday 3 weeks later we...
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