Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Detour: A Rare Disease

Today, in honor of Rare Disease Awareness Day we are taking a detour from the chicken hatchery to highlight the syndrome that affects the youngest in our family, Little Miss (4 1/2 years old), 22q11 Deletion Syndrome.  The funny thing is … Continue reading

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Day 9 continued

Day 9 continued. Yesterday  turned out to be exciting days. First we found out that we have all been exposed to whooping cough and several of my children are showing early signs. The fun never ends. Antibiotics for all in … Continue reading

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Chicken Hatchery Days 8 & 9

Day 8 Quiet day today since it is the day of rest. No intense studying. No mishaps. Just church, a sick toddler and a bunch of Pintrest to organize our next big project idea. More to come tomorrow. Day 9 … Continue reading

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Chicken Hatchery Days 6 & 7

Day 6 We received a few good questions on Day 5 so research has started to answer them. Some of the questions we will answer today are: What is the height of the eggs? What is the circumference of the … Continue reading

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Chicken Hatchery Day 5

The consensus is that the eggs should be fine even though we cooked them a bit yesterday. (Oops! ) We are anxious to candle them in the next day or so to see if we have any growth. Do you … Continue reading

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Chicken Hatchery Day’s 3 & 4

Day 3 DD#2 spent her research time learning about the 3 types of chickens contained in the eggs we are incubating, Rhode Island Red,  Leghorn & Barred Rock. The rooster that fertilized all the eggs was a Rhode Island Red, … Continue reading

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Chicken Hatchery Day 2

So far so good. The temperature and humidity are holding fairly steady. They drop a bit when DD#2 turns the eggs, but then goes up before the eggs themselves have a chance to cool down. Our average temp has been … Continue reading

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