I have been looking into the model of incubator that I wanted to buy for many months, weighing up my options and trying to make an informed decision. Obviously, I wanted to get the best of the best, yet I am on a budget. The product I wanted was a 48 egg incubator, with Auto turning features, Humidity display as well as a thermometer. I wanted to buy one from the best producer I could find, something like a the Rcom 20.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford that, having spent the money I saved for the incubator on new tires. So I have been looking into less expensive options. This delay has caused me to postpone my breeding of my chickens, that will hopefully result in getting an excellent Rooster for showing. As you know, several weeks ago I decided to put them Rooster in with the Chickens, so that he could begin fertalising their eggs. My friend Ros, who is keen on raising chickens, has offered to place my eggs in her incubator. I handed her 11 eggs the other day (which was all I managed to collect in a week), so hopefully it won’t be long till those hatch (21 days).
After I handed those eggs to Ros, I made a decision about how I should proceed. I didn’t need to wait till I could find the perfect incubator, I was procrastinating on this point. I really needed to make a move and just order an incubator. Kitty has been selling some items on ebay and she surprised me by telling me that she would like to order the incubator with her profits. I found several that were less expensive, yet they didn’t have all the features I desired. Then, like a bolt from the blue, I found it. One that was not too expensive, looked like it could do the job, had all the features I wanted, and was from a reliable seller. I finally ordered my incubator. I will let you all know how it turns out, it should arrive later this week.
I have been expecting my Rabbit, Ginger, to give birth to her babies any day now. She bred with Rodger almost 28 days ago, and I am sure that her breed of rabbit (British Giant) gives birth after 28 days. According to the following website, there should be a noticeable bulge on the rabbits stomach, and Ginger does seem to have a large stomach… yet I will be the first to admit that she is quite fat. I guess I will have to just wait and see what happens. Hopefully I will be able to report in my next post that we have some new baby additions to the homestead. I am a little nervous though… as I post back in 2014, her last litter of bunnies all died the day they were born. If this happens again, I think I might need to look into a whole new Mother rabbit.