Don’t Worry Baby

It is very hard to maintain a peaceful state of mind at baby time.  Brilliant highs can topple into dramatic lows in less time than it takes you to blink.  The wonderful possibilities of a long future can be cut painfully short.  Baby time is a time of love and a time when loss can be waiting around any turn.

So when things are going well…  one must revel in it!!

Remember that egg shipment I was biting my nails about a few days ago?  Well the eggs arrived Monday, unbroken, unfrozen, and with 4 extras!  Today I candled, under the pretense of checking the air cells (but really because I couldn’t resist) and I discovered that 10 out of the 16 eggs are developing.

Day 4 in the incubator & we can distinctly see the veins!

Day 4 in the incubator & we can distinctly see the veins!

I enjoy posting on the Backyard Chickens forum & have started a diary of our first shipped egg incubation adventure.  If you are interested in following along & learning from my mistakes, check it out:

BrownFoxFarm’s Incubation Diary on BYC

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