We’re at the halfway point with the first shipped Lavender Ameraucana eggs of the year, and there’s good news…and bad news. The good news is that there are, after 2 candlings (earlier than normal), still eggs in the incubator. The bad news is that there are now just 7 left.Continue reading “Update: Lavender Ameraucana Hatch #1 (2022)”
It’s been two weeks now since the shipped American Bresse eggs went into the incubator. 9 were left after the first candling (at day 7). Their incubation is now 2/3 complete – just one week to go! But how many will make it to lockdown?Continue reading “Update: American Bresse Eggs Second Candling”
The shipped American Bresse eggs have been in the incubator for a week, so they’re a third of the way through the incubation process. At this point, I like to do the first candling to identify which eggs are developing (and to remove ones that aren’t). Read on to find out how many eggs are still left in the incubator!Continue reading “Update: American Bresse Eggs First Candling”
Sometimes, the quiet in an incubator with eggs in lockdown is deafening. What’s going on in there? Are the air cells large enough? Are the goslings still alive?? And then, out of the blue, a pip appears!Continue reading “Incubation Update: The Goslings Are Hatching! (Long Read)”
The goose eggs are nearly three quarters of the way through incubation. Today, I candled to verify continued development and weighed the eggs. I also visually checked the air cell development.Continue reading “Incubation Update: Pilgrim Goose Eggs – Second Candling”
It’s the second candling, roughly halfway through the incubation period. There’s good news and bad news, but overall, it’s looking very good.Continue reading “Incubation Update: Pilgrim Goose Eggs – Second Candling”
Our lovely ladies have been laying, reliably, so I was able to collect a dozen huge eggs in short order. With luck and lots of hand-turning (and misting and cooling), goslings will emerge in a few more weeks!Continue reading “In The Incubator: The Year’s First Pilgrim Goose Eggs”
Just a quick update on the goose egg incubation: they’re doing great!