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Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

March 30, 2011

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Well this causality dilemna has been answered at The Lovefarm. The first was of course the hatching machine !

First of all I want to apologize to my dedicated readers because this post is neither about food nor recipes. But fodd it’ll become in some weeks. And I certainly will post a couple of poultry recipes on the blog…

In a constant effort of partial selfsustainment and products og higher quality we have been hatching our own eggs. Well actually we had the chickens and the ducsk hatching their eggs for us !

A couple of years ago I decided to buy a used hatching machine so we wouldn’t depend on the chicken’s nurturing mood any longer…

The machine is called Amerika and it’s from a company in the northern Denmark

Actually ours is of older fabric and has a flat lid instead of a round one. It has room enough for 48 eggs and it can even turn the eggs itself twice a day !

The egg laying

We collected a couple of egg from our own chicken. Hopefully from the Australops which is the biggest one of the chicken we own.

Today I’m going to get 15 eggs from someone who’s raising Faverolles . They should become quite big without being enormous (like the sickly gigantic Plymouth Rock)…and 6 eggs from Jersey Giant

Those 21 eggs as well as mines are going into the machine which is set to 37.8 degrees centigrades and 55% humidity for the next 18 days then 3 days at 36.7 degrees and 60 % humidity…and voila! I shall become a mother !

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