The first chick.

The first chick has broken free.  A little black one.. Still damp but very strong and loud.

New chicks

The first chick to hatch.

We have put it back into the incubator with mesh over the humidifier to keep it warm and so it can communicate with its siblings. All six have shown movement and therefore life.  Expected hatch rate is 70% That would have been 5.5 eggs. 5 or 6 is good enough for me.

newly hatched chick.

Back in the incubator to wait for it’s siblings