The eggs we put in the incubator on July 19 technically weren't supposed to start hatching until this Thursday, but it seems the chicks had other ideas.
Yesterday afternoon Don heard a "peep." (The incubator was in his office.) We hastily put the incubator on the kitchen table and removed the eggs from the egg turner.
If a chick hatches in the egg turner (which, granted, turns very slowly) it might get injured. The chicks need to hatch on the screen.
Here's our batch of eggs.
Here's the little guy who's been peeping. It's very cute: when we hold the egg up to our ear, we can hear LOUD peeping and faint tapping.
Here's the rest of our pending chicks:
I'll document things as they progress...