Well, here we go! I moved my Black/blue Ameraucanas and Blue Orps from Cyn (Speckledhen) and Barred Rocks from Lisa (Dipsy Doodle Doo) to the hatcher today...sleep deprivation, here I come!!! I've had insanely good luck with these eggs so far. Both batches were shipped beautifully, with not a crack in sight, so they were already off to a great start by the time they got here. Out of the 9 eggs I got from Cyn, 7 are in the hatcher, and 12 of Lisa's original 14 eggs are in the hatcher. That's comparable with I'd get with my own eggs! But anyway, since it will be a little while until I get pips, I thought I'd share some "office" pics for your viewing pleasure. This is my incubator room. I took over a large upstairs closet and "pimped" it for the 'bators. Can you believe some people actually waste this kind of space on clothes? This is a picture of the actual incubator set-up. I'm in the middle of transfering the eggs in this shot. The two brooders below are where the new babies learn the ropes (ie, what the feeders and waterers are for) before they go out to the bigger brooders in my goat milking room. Disregard the dirty one on the left, I should have cleaned that yesterday, but I was baby-ing a couple of chicks that had a rough hatch...they're doing good now! And, as always, Emma has to dote on her "baaaay-beeees". For a retriever, she sure is protective over the munchins while they are in the house! So yeah, that's where I'm at right now. I'll be parked up in "the office" for the next three days with my camera, and with that in mind, I'd like to take this opportunity to appologise to everyone with dial-up...been there, done that!