Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hatching Day at the Gilbertson Nature Center 4/15/2015!

Spring is Here and New Life is Hatching!

These are some of the eggs I have had in an incubator at the Giblertson Nature Center.

Today is Hatching Day and as you can see 3 out of the 7 eggs are starting to hatch.  Two are in the pipping stage and one is slowly unzipping it self out of the shell.

I will post more photos though the day as I have time and as the chicks hatch out.
This chick has a crack now in the shell and is trying to hatch out.  You can see the crack right below the upside down number 25 that is on the shell.
This egg is pipping.  See the whole in the shell.

Pipping chicken egg.

Here are the wet hatched chicks that came out of the eggs pictured above.  They will stay in the incubator until they are all dried off and once they are dry I will put them in the brooder.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Candling the Inside of a Chicken Egg

Here is a video of candling the inside of a Chicken Egg to see if there is life inside.

This egg was collected on The Amundson Farm on March 25, 2015.

The egg was placed in an incubator on March 26, 2015 along with 6 additional eggs.

This egg was laid by either a Buff Orptington Hen or a Production Red Hen.

This egg has been in the incubator for 14 days.

This egg if all goes well will hatch on April 15, 2015.

As you can see in the video it is a very active chick embryo.

I apologize for the quality of the video, I am not a professional and this is the first time I have tried to make a video as I have been candling an egg.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fayette County Coservation Boards 2015 Camping Season Fee's

Season Passes for 2015
$350.00 for the 2015 Camping Season

Camping Season Coupon Book 2015
$150.00 for 11 nights of camping for
the 2015 Camping Season

Gilbertson Conservation Education Area
Gouldsburg Park
$15.00/night with electricity
$10.00/night without electricity
$10.00/night Equestrian Camping at Gilbertson Conservation Education Area

Dutton’s Cave Park
$8.00/night with electricity
$5.00/night without electricity

Goeken Park
Twin Bridges Park
Echo Valley State Park

For more information contact:
Wildwood Nature Center
563-422-5146 or 563-425-3613

Gilbertson Nature Center