April ended with major showers this week in New England, but my flock played in the puddles regardless. All eyes have been on the incubator inside the house though as one of the eggs given to me by P. Allen Smith last month contains twin embryos! With just about three days to go until hatch day, I’m surprised they are still both alive and while I’m hopeful that they both survive, it isn’t likely. Space is in short supply inside an eggshell and these two are running out of leg-room very quickly now. The videos and photos you’ll see of the twins were all taken while candling the eggs with a Brinsea Ova-Scope.
The photos above and below were taken on day 16 of incubation. Twin one is to the left of the initials which stand for the breed Black White Faced Spanish. Twin two is to the right of the “B.”
I stopped to take these photos in Wethersfield, Connecticut (on my way to renew my driver’s license!) at the Comstock, Ferre & Co. Seed Company.