Thursday, May 7, 2009
We had been collecting turkey eggs and getting them into a friend's incubator once a week. Then my little sister, Lydia, found a turkey on a HUGE nest. The turkey would not sit on them any more so she took all the eggs in-there were 1 1/2 dozen chicken eggs and 1 1/2 or 2 dozen turkey eggs! The eggs were in the house NOT under any heat for about 4 hours. We did not expect any to hatch-but they did! 17 out of 18 chicken eggs hatched. Turkey eggs take longer so the ones from the nest still have time. (One chick had defect and died.) So we have 16 little chicks. We don't need any more chickens so we are not planning on keeping them. 10 are spoken for.
There is a wire "cat cover" to protect them from our very curious cats.