I have two eggs from our hen (Henrietta) harvested yesterday, and another from today. We will keep taking her eggs throughout the week, and then add them all to the incubator on Sunday. All of our chicken eggs will be black sex link, since Big Red is a Rhode Island Red and Henrietta is a Barred Rock. I had #1 ask one of her friends for some eggs from her chickens as well. I know she has a lot more color choices than I do. She'll charge me $3 for 20 eggs. That seems fair. If I can get a single egg to hatch, I've come out even.
He was also able to finally get the camera set up to be able to live stream. We went to YouTube and put in for permission to live stream. Hopefully we will have a live feed up and running tomorrow night!
I cleaned out the entire brooder tonight. It looks so nice in there. I'm thinking about trying to ferment the chick feed to make it last longer. I wonder if that's useful or just an extra step. I don't ferment the feed for the big birds. Tomorrow morning when I refill the feeders I will be using the last of the first bag of chick starter feed. One bag lasted us just shy of two weeks. They're eating a lot more now than they were the first week, and I'm sure they will only increase their feed rations as they get bigger.
Sage is starting to get sick again. I don't know what's up with her. Now she's starting to show the telltale divot of an eye ulcer. I was going to call the vet tomorrow anyway, but now I have an additional expense to plan for. Poor baby. We need to get her feeling better so she can get back on her feet and playing. She's seven weeks and four days old today, but still so tiny. She was finally starting to fatten up and play and be active too. I'm not sure what else I can do for her here at home. Now we'll have to see what the veterinarian has to say.