100% hatch rate
I don't know which was
more astonishing, the 100% hatch rate (if you don't count the yolkers)
or the fact that this little guy popped out of his shell in perfect
shape...40 hours after his last compatriot was already in the
brooder. In fact, I had meant to autopsy the sole remaining egg
and clean the brooder before the last chick hatched, but I got busy
enjoying the first beautiful weekend of the year and forgot about
it. Which turns out to be a good thing since this chick was
apparently just a late bloomer and was quite willing to take on the
I'm hoping to carry on my winning streak with 100% survivability by treating our chicks to clean water from day 1.
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