Time for an eggsciting egg update! At the beginning of the month I put a batch of eggs in the incubator. They have been swaying gently back and forth for several weeks now.
As I transferred the eggs I could definitely feel a different heft to some of them. Some were light and probably never developed and some felt occupied. So I am pretty confident that at least some of the eggs were fertile from my young roosters. Hopefully that will translate into a good hatch this weekend!
BTW, the sponge is in the incubator to help add to the humidity. There are troughs on the bottom that hold water in them and then the soaked sponge helps. This is to prevent “sticky chick” when the chick can’t hatch properly because it is stuck to the shell. (Thanks to Sue for that tip!)