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My laundry room has something new going on in there. Not only has it taken a beating from Christmas wrapping, new puppy feedings, and just the good ole day-to-day activities, now it gets to be the home of our incubator for chicks for the next few weeks.
How we decided to incubate them in my laundry room is still beyond my understanding. But on the bright side, they aren’t in the kitchen or dining room and at least I can close the door to that room and not have to see the big incubator on the counter.
But you’d think we had a swinging door installed anyway. Little Buddy is constantly going in to peak through the top window of the incubator to “check on the babies” and see if anything is happening. Mind you, we still have a good while until anything could be happening in there.
It makes a great homeschooling lesson, too.
- Learning all about how a hen naturally incubates a clutch of eggs versus how we help her out by incubating them in our handy-dandy incubator.
- Monitoring the temperature and water content in the incubator on a daily basis
- Tracking activity on a calendar for incubation and hatching the chicks
- Watching a new little life come out of the shell
- Caring for chicks when they are ready to leave the incubator and move into the brooder
There’s always something going on around here. We’ll have some sweet little cheeps before we know it.