We put 6 eggs into the incubator, 5 were fertile but only 4 hatched.
On day 21 we came downstairs to find the first cracks.We were very excited...but nothing else happened. Usually, the chicks hatch within 3/4 hours after the first hole has been made but these were lazy chicks :)
The children didn't want to leave the room for long in case they missed the chicks hatching so we stayed and made hama bead creations
The chicks still hadn't hatched by bedtime :( Then finally, at 10.30pm, the one chick started to hatch! I got the older two down to watch :)
Two other chicks hatched that evening too. I put some lego blocks to try and protect the unhatched eggs a little as the chicks bumble around the incubator knocking them around. It didn't really work :P
And in the morning, once the chicks had dried out, the kids got to hold them :)
The younger two didn't get to see the chicks hatching, luckily there was one more that had waited until the next morning.
They look really grumpy :D
4 chicks mean that each child gets one :)
Chicks and hama bead creations, it was a lovely 2 days :)