Monday, May 18, 2009

Egg Update



Isn't that a cool luna moth? I snapped a picture of it on the chicken coop tour.

We are approaching the final countdown. Well, almost. The eggs have one more week to go. The time is flying by. The eggs are looking good. Hopefully I was right in my candling efforts. Today the chicks growing inside of the eggs can hear, have eyelids and are growing feathers. They will spend the next few days growing rapidly!

I have been spending some time reading up on egg development and raising chicks. The public library has been a great resource. I have learned so much, but I know that I still have a long way to go. I am currently reading Living With Chickens. It has some great photos in it and is a quite enjoyable read. I definitely recommend it.

Hopefully tonight I will make it to the local Atlanta Pet Chicken Meetup Group.  I am sure that the people attending will have plenty of info to share with me on how to have a successful hatch and how to care for the new chicks once they do hatch. Getting anxious!

Stay tuned...     


4 comments:

Meghan said...

You're starting to sound like me a couple of weeks ago! Like an expectant momma!

Kara said...

You are much more patient than me! I have only been waiting 2 weeks with one week to go. I just might be a crazy pregnant lady one day if this is any indication...

~heather said...

i wanna see the coop!!

Kara said...

Patience, Heather! We are still working on the yard. The coop will come soon. They'll have to have somewhere to live in a few weeks! Rest assured that I will post pictures when the time comes. In the meantime checkout the chicken whisperer link on the side of my blog. He has links to some coops.

 
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