Anybody get the reference in this blog post title to an old song? I love that song. *sigh* It's just perfect for sunny Saturdays in the summer. Unfortunatly today is not a sunny Saturday in the summer. It's not summer and it's not sunny. But, it is Saturday! And we are hatching chicks! Yay!
Okay, back to the Incubator. Today is day five. Here is a picture of what is going on inside this eggs (hopefully).
On Tuesday when we candle (which by the way is a hilarious process. There are usually about eight of us and we all take over the men's restroom on the Youth Services side of the library. We turn all the lights off and use the flashlight to see inside each egg. If any unsuspecting men come into the restroom we usually scare them out of their wits.) we will be looking for eyespots, masses, and veins. Veins especially. Keep your fingers crossed!
I try not to think about what to name our chicks until after the first candling, but I just can't help myself. Here is a recap of what we named the chicks last year. And remember, last year we had a great hatch:
So, we had 31 hatch and the ones with the * all unfortunately died, leaving us with 27 viable chicks. It was a great hatch last year. I think we may have to name one of our chicks this year Cauli. I mean how could we not?
Have your read Cauli's blog? You can find it here! Cauli's Blog
Till next time!
Picture taken from the book: Egg to Chick by Millicent E. Selsam. Pictures by Barbara Wolff. Published by Harper and Row, copyright 1970.