I know you aren't supposed to count your chickens before they hatch but I fear the worst for this batch I incubated. Not a sound and it is supposedly hatch day. I am hoping that I will go to sleep and I will wake up and a chick will be chirping tomorrow morning and it will be like Christmas (or Easter) morning! But I don't think we got a great batch. We bought some from a friend and later found out that Araucanas do not have a great hatch rate. I noticed while candling several blood rings indicating that several had died half way through. I'll give them a couple more days before saying good bye and removing them.
Matthew wants leghorn chicks but I'm not sure how I feel. Leghorns are the ones with the big floppy combs. They are brilliant layers (they lay white eggs) but they are prone to frost bite and are not always the friendliest. I want something hardier and more weather resistant as well as nicer. But the ones I want I have to order in batches of 25! Can you image? 34 hens on 2 acres, free ranging all over the darn place? I don't think so.
Anyway wish me luck. Hopefully I'll have some fluffy friends soon.