This is not a drill, people!
Tricia of Tricott Dairy is having contractions, which is to say, the turkeys are coming, the turkeys are coming!!! Today is the 28th day of incubation, which means my poults are ready to be born!
Not all the news is good. The first poult to pip (to break the shell) did not survive the night, and was found dead by Tricia this morning. Breeding endangered breeds like the Blue Slate has more than its share of hazards.
But there were 29 eggs in the ‘bator, and another pipped this morning. Even amid her crazy schedule, (seriously, check out this farm!), Tricia is keeping me posted, because she likes my enthusiasm and is likely concerned that I’m not emotionally stable. Don’t mess with the crazy turkey lady!!!
This morning, she sent me a pic of the second pip:
It’s going to be a very busy, difficult day for these babies; I’ll do what I can to keep you posted!
Late breaking bulletin: Here s/he comes!