We have some new additions at Windyhill Farm. I was hesitant to look forward to these guys because we suffered a three hour powercut on day 11 of their incubation. After two hours I put them on a hot water bottle. Then I got worried that they were too hot, I was worse than a clucky mother hen!
I set 15 eggs; ten Light Sussex and five Silver Laced Wyandotte. I candled them on day seven and removed four on the Silver Laced Wyandotte eggs that weren't fertile. And after the requsite 21 days, all eleven of the eggs left hatched!
My daughter is especially excited because she gets to cuddle lots of little fluffy bundles! My heart is in my mouth every time she picks one up, but she is really very gentle.