The 2016 hatch has nearly begun! So far 9 eggs have pipped, we expect the hatch to begin any time now, but actual hatch days are supposed to be Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th, 2016--but Mother Nature has the final say! There are a dozen eggs, and this year we are planning on having one of our broody hens, a gray Giant Cochin named Yoya, as mama for the chicks. As hatch time approaches we will move Yoya into the brooder box and place about half the eggs under her, the rest will stay in the incubator. Depending on which view is more interesting, we will have the cam either on Yoya and her eggs, or the eggs in the incubator. We'll update here, on Twitter and at jackshenhouse.com with details.
During the rest of the year, we will also occasionally put the cam out in the yard with the adult chickens throughout the year (weather permitting) on Saturdays or Sundays, sometimes aimed at the nest boxes.
Live web broadcast of baby chickens hatching and growing up! See and hear them 24/7! We live in a suburban community of Gardnerville, Nevada where we keep a small flock for pets and eggs. Our chickens are of various breeds, including Giant Cochins, Americanas, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Red Star, Easter Egger, White Leghorn, Brahmas, Belgian d'Uccle, Old English Game, Brinkotter, Orpington, Krainkoppe, Frizzle and bantam Cochin varieties. We usually have at least one hatching each spring and raise the chicks to adolescence before taking our pick of the litter and rehoming the extra roosters and hens.