Friday, October 5, 2012

Current Science Project


Hubby created for us a home made incubator. We knew we wanted more baby chicks but none of our chickens are laying or sitting at the moment. Also didn't want to go through the trouble of ordering as well as paying for them. A friend gave us 24 eggs to hatch. This is the first 24 hours of incubation and I am having a little trouble. Humidity needs to be between 55 and 70 percent and temperature needs to be around 100. Well I cannot keep both to stay up at the same time. Either temp is too high or humidity is too low. I think we need a smaller bulb. Will change that out tonight. Hoping at least 12 of these will hatch. Twenty more days and we will see.

3 comments:

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Fantastic! Your husband is very creative. :)

Eddie said...

What a great learning experience! You guys do some great stuff.

The only problem I have with reading your blog is that a) I want to move to our country place immediately every time I read it,

and b) I get that song about the rabbit stuck in my head whenever I see the name of your blog. "In a cabin in the woods, a little old man at the window stood...."

Karen said...

How exciting. I hope it all turns out well. Take lots of pictures. Laughing at Eddie's comment and now that song is stuck in my head!