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Farmette 1769

by Monica Melograna-Ward

Chick Mix - Quick Pic then back to the Brooder

Once the hatching begins, it seems to gain momentum. The sound of the new chicks motivates the others to hatch. Last year (Spring 2009) was our first one in hatching eggs.

I remember my husband, Jamie and I pulling eggs out of the incubator and wondering how much longer it would take or if they were duds. A sound came from one of the eggs, but I was the only one that heard it. I said “Did you hear that peep?”. Jamie looked at me as if I had three heads.

But, apparently, I had not gone off the deep end. It was just that neither of us knew that you can hear a chick right before it begins to break out of the shell. And it seems that not a lot of people know this. So, when we have guests in the Spring our new hobby is to have them hold an egg to their head and watch the amazement.

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