Well, it's show time. Time to find out whether the eggs we started incubating on Sept 6 will hatch or not.
Since we didn't want a repeat of the sad circumstances of little Pop, Younger Daughter took the precautions of taping the dome of the incubator so a chick couldn't push it open.
Last night I put my ear to the dome and listened for signs of life. Nothing. This morning, however, I can hear faint tapping from at least one of the eggs. Looks like we'll have a chick (or two) by tomorrow!
UPDATE: The little chick died. Darn darn darn.
It started to hatch...
...and managed to push open a good-sized chunk of shell...
...when all activity ceased. For hours, nothing happened. Finally my husband gently peeled back the shell to find the baby had died. Crud.
The one remaining egg is well past its due date and I don't detect any signs of activity in it, so it looks like that one's a dud.
We obviously haven't had the best luck with chicks this year. I think it's time to invest in a proper incubator and try again next spring.