Thursday, 17 February 2011

Surprise package!

A package arrived yesterday...
the kids dived into the box to see what it was...
Our egg incubator!
Disinfected and running. It is recommended to run the incubator for at least 24 hours before setting the eggs. I am not sure when the eggs will be delivered (I obviously ordered them after the incubator arrived) but I want to be prepared for when they do.
We were going to get an incubator with an automatic turner but changed our mind thinking that the kids would learn more with hands on experience, which means the kids have to turn the eggs 3-5 times a day for 18 days.

Egg candle. It uses an LED light which doesn't heat up as much as a regular torch so its safer for the gr owning chick.

We had to have a go with our hen eggs. I am not sure if it is going to help much as I can't even work out where the yolk is. hmmm maybe it just takes practice. The eggs look really pretty though, like mini galaxies :)
Yay! Lots more eggs for baking...maybe, hopefully :P

6 comments:

Pip said...

oh you l;ucky things!! i wanted to go for the hatch your own chicks....but with such a small garden we decided against it.
I remember hatching chicks when i was growing up. we used to go in the cupboard under the stairs and hold a torch under them to see if there was a chick growing!
Fabby cakes by the way, they look lovely! xx

dorinalouise said...

we're looking forward to watching with you! and those cupcakes are amazing!

Moogie said...

Oh we are all so excited. Lets hope that we get at least one...and that it is a hen and not a cockerel:D Brandon asked me today, "What if they all hatch and are all hens?" and you know what? I was so busy thinking that we would be lucky if one hatched that I didn't even consider what would happen if they all hatched :D lol I guess we would have to buy or make another coop!

Moogie said...

And the cupcakes were yummy :) they are made using a Nigella recipe so you know that they are definitely not good for you - but I suppose cakes aren't meant to be.
We have had a lot of friends around this week so it has been cupcakes for everyone :)

nocton4 said...

how exciting and those eggs so pretty .. amazing and as for the cakes yum yum xx

Moogie said...

yes I agree, we could have played with the eggs and lamp for hours :)