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11 chicks

I had to help the last one out of its shell – it had not progressed at all in over 24 hours and got dried up – I know they say don’t help but I could tell this one wasn’t going to make it out alone – not sure it if will make it anyhow, but it looks ok.  I only peeled away shell from around the head end, leaving the membrane and let it fight the rest of the way out.

The remaining eggs were blank apart from one that had stopped developing – so I’m happy with the results, apart from lower fertility, which is to be expected given the cockerel to hen ratio.

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