Wednesday, December 08, 2010
So, the two Wyandottes that hatched yesterday are in the brooder box, and one more is pipping in the incubator as I type. The older two have discovered water and food. The pebbles in the water are to help stop drowning, but they're also a big hit! Being shiny, the chicks pecked at them until they discovered what the water was all about and started drinking. :)
It's been day 21 since about 10pm last night, so this is the official hatch day. Since I kept the temperature a tiny bit on the low side, (more issues are caused from higher temps than lower ones, or so I read!) then we could expect the chicks to hatch later than usual. So, if not much happens today, I won't be too disappointed just yet.
I'll not bombard you with updates today though! Just one more of the chicks tonight when hopefully there is more to report. :)
Posted by Manda