At the official Sanctuary Blog our first project is the hatching of five ducklings (hopefully!)
It is always exciting whenever there are new editions to the sanctuary, there are already some new ducklings hidden away in the sanctuary along with the chickens, dogs, cats, cockerels, pig, parrot and of course Ashley the ram!
The incubator was set up last night as soon as we got back from the sanctuary, we were so excited to get the eggs and to set everything up ready when we got home! The incubator is quite small and fits perfectly on our coffee table!
All drinks however have been banned from the coffee table and the lamp can’t be turned on, we also have a cat which we’re locking away in the kitchen on the last few days of incubation, when we will be waiting patiently! The turning of the eggs happens every half an hour and it is quite loud (I’ve jumped a few times already)
We are hoping that all the eggs survive and we will be showing the change in how the eggs grow every couple of days. The eggs have to be kept moist by filling up a little pot in the middle of the incubator, but really that’s all I need to do until the last two days of the incubation period where things step up a notch!
The Incubator will be doing most of the work, there is a temperature of 37.8 degrees C in there ! There’s a nice warmth when you lift the lid! The humidity is important as we need to keep the eggs moist because we don’t want them to dry out !
I hope that you can all follow the incubation progress as you see them grow and finally when they hatch, I will also be writing about the local community and as The sanctuary begins to grow and develop you will see the fundraising trips (as well as hopefully being a part of them)
Finally here are the photos of the eggs in incubation ! Enjoy!
P.s For more photos check out the Facebook page for The Sanctuary, things are growing fast I’m sure you’d love to check it out !