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.
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: