Daniel, my fourth son, purchased six fertile eggs a few weeks back. Thanks to a broody hen, two of them hatched, and thanks to quick thinking by my wife Katrina, two more were saved.
“We warmed [the eggs] with hot water bottles and two began to peep again! Half an hour later I decided to help them come out. I carefully peeled away shell and membrane. My hands were shaking a little. The two eggs that peeped are now two cute healthy-looking chicks. Very cute! Their names are “Strength” and “Faith”. It is cold today so we didn’t want to put them straight back under the broody hen in case she rejected them and they got cold.“
Read more: Hatching Chicks on Katrina’s blog. There’s a photo too.