Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on…

May 21, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

Cheeky Cyril the Squirrel trying his luck on the bird feeders. Jill.

Highland cattle on Hothfield Heath. Jill.

Bog cotton. Jill.

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For the second time we were caught out with the Turkey eggs hatching. The incubation period is normally 28 days, that would have been on Saturday that they were going to hatch. The intention was to put them in the hatcher today but on checking them this morning a good few of the eggs were showing sign of the Chicks breaking out (pipping) so it was a mad rush moving the Bantam Chicks from the hatcher to a box with a heat lamp above it. The hatcher needs to be thoroughly cleaned to stop any chance of the new hatched Turkeys Chicks from getting
any infections. In the hatcher the humidity is a lot higher allowing the Chicks to break through the shell of the egg easier. We have needed to help a few of the Chicks break out from the eggs already. I should think we will need to help a lot more.

We decided that until we have some success with hatching the Geese eggs we wont put any more into the incubator. There are about 40 Geese eggs in there now, some due to hatch next week and more the week after. Our Geese are still laying eggs so we have left them in the stable where the Geese are housed of a night in the hope that the Goose may sit them. This morning one decided that she was going to sit the eggs. With a bit of luck she may have more success than us.