Well, after all the waiting, and the sorrow, and the wonder and amazement, we have our final results for our first hatch with our first broody hen. Mama hen dedicatedly sat on 16 eggs initially, but as the days went on she pushed 2 out of the nest. When the time was right, she hatched out 8 of the remaining 14 eggs; however, she suffocated 2 of those 8 which was soo incredibly sad. However, we are left with 6 Very cute and healthy chicks!!! Not too bad for our first hatch I think. Today I took away the last 6 eggs and candled them before trying to crack them open. ROFLOL... I totally shouldn't have. The first one was completely formed, but for whatever reason never made it through. The remaining 5 were much more .... ummm, lets say they were under quite a bit of pressure. After the first one blew and popped open I put the rest in a ziploc bag and tapped them ever so gently with a knife - uh yeah, they all POPPED sounding like a popped balloon. Thank Goodness they were in a bag. UGH, it was Nasty. Soo glad that that is over, rotten eggs are DISGUSTING. Here are a few pictures of our new little ones, I hope you will enjoy them. Such miracles each and every hatch/birth is - it is absolutely amazing every single time.