Tuesday 14 June 2016
We had eggs due to hatch from Sunday on
we have had broody after broody this past month or so, after the disasters with putting eggs under the broodies I decided to leave them in the incubator this time,
I popped one of the broodies into the little brood house on a couple of dud eggs planning to pop the chicks under her as they hatch,
next day she decided she wasn't broody any more.
Not to worry I replaced her with another broody,
she sat in place Sunday the first three eggs hatched, when we went to take the chicks out she wasn't broody anymore.
I popped them in the bottom oven of the Rayburn to keep warm while we set up the heat lamp.
number 4 joined them this morning
Here is number 5 just about to join the others
the first 3 to hatch out were from our own eggs,
we had 6 that we bought from the smallholders show they are suppose to be Sussex Light, 2 were duffs when I candled them leaving 4 and we have had 2 hatch from them, still have 2 in the incubator will leave them a couple of days before switching off.
Its been a couple of days of showers, I have been working away in the cabin, too wet to do anything outside,
The Alpacas are booked for haircuts next Monday
They will be pleased to get rid of there winter coats, they are constantly rubbing and scratching and rolling in dust baths, defiantly feeling uncomfortable.