Wednesday March 10th ~ Day 18

First thing off the hop…fonts are weird on WP this morning.
Maybe it’s just me, but in my posting block page yuckiness (I can’t be the only one who hates the way the new posting system works, can I?) the fonts changed and it’s weird.
I don’t like change.
Especially when it happens without warning.
(Like change often does…šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚)

Also, today is day 18 with the incubators.
Today I take out the turners, bump up the humidity and wait for the sweet sound of “chirp, chirp, chirp” to start.
By this weekend, we’ll have chicks!
Tomorrow I’ll start saving eggs for the next round…
I can only run one of them for the next round though, because in 2 weeks I have turkey eggs coming and they need 4 weeks to hatch, compared to chicken’s 3 weeks…I need the turkey eggs to hatch at the same time as the arrival of the white turkey poults.
I’m sure I’ve blathered on about this before…heritage birds of the same species in with meat birds helps the meat birds learn *how to bird* so that the meats are much healthier…as long as they think they are hatchmates.
That is very important, because if they are introduced too far apart, it becomes difficult to integrate them.
There is too much $$$ wrapped up in my turkeys to chance the poults not integrating well.
This is my experience.
Others may have different experiences, but this has worked very well for us.
And so I have to leave one incubator free for the arrival of 2 dozen Narragansett turkey eggs.

Finally, for Wordless Wednesday, my lovely sleeping beauty, my chubby Painted Unicorn, Ruby…

And one just for thought…

Sharing with Sandee at Comedy Plus for Wordless Wednesday.

4 thoughts on “Wednesday March 10th ~ Day 18

  1. Timmy Tomcat says:

    Sounds like a play but we have nooo experience. wish we did though. Ruby is so pretty.
    We really like that thought. It is really appropriate in todays world

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  2. Sandee says:

    I love hearing about your planting, your chicks, your turkeys, your horses and I love that quote. Spot on.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ā™„

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  3. skyepony says:

    Some server building caught on fire in France…there was some WP render/images woes that came out of it & some other whole sites lost.

    Happy hatching!

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  4. anne leueen says:

    I LOVE that quote about the witches. I had a friend in England who got very nervous when she was at the site of a place where witches had been burned. She said to another friend that perhaps she had been a witch. That friend said :”Perhaps you were the person who lit the fires that burned them.” Yipes. All the best with hearing the little cheep cheep cheeps.


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