- Jan 6, 2013
Well, today, I float tested my 4 remaining eggs. I made sure that the water temperature was around 95 degrees. The first one sunk to the bottom. Bummer. The other 3 floated, but I didn't see any movement. So, I patted them down with a soft rag and put them back into the incubator. I'm not holding my breath on them hatching, but I'm going to give it a good shot. I have 11 in the brooder right now. The first 48 hours, I had a small tupperware lid with stones from a fish tank in it so none of the chicks would drown, and sprinkled the food all over the bottom. The only down side was that I had to continuously add water to it as it would evaporate or the chicks were drinking it dry. Now they have the regular watererer and chick feeder. My one that has curled toes is much smaller than the rest. I was really hoping that his toes would straighten out themselves after 24 hours, but that didn't happen. My wife and I put a piece of medical tape on the top and bottom of his foot to hopefully straighten his toes out. We're hoping that it does the trick, but we are holding our breath over it. Here's my little guys. I had to turn the heatlamp off for a few seconds so I could get a picture of them and not orange little "blurrs" (that my last pic looked like).