The eggs have arrived! We're ready to start ChickQuest!
With a soft pencil, we carefully numbered each egg and marked an X on one side and an O on the other. This is so we can keep track of which side we have turned.
We weighed each egg and recorded that on a piece of notebook paper. The white eggs weighed less on average than the brown eggs. The smallest eggs weighed 2.0 oz and the largest was a brown egg ( #9) that weighed 2.5 oz.
We loaded the preheated incubator with the 25 chicken eggs on Tuesday May 11, 2010. We were nervous and excited. We felt like a surrogate mother to 25 embryos. The temperature was 99 degrees and the humidity was 65%. Here we go!