For everyone out there that thinks I'd make a terrible mother, You're probably right. Here's my current nest (overcrowded and dirty). It's the first incubator load of the season, and the humidity and temp. levels are probably not worked out. Most of these eggs went in on 4-11 the others 4-21. So I should have chicks as soon as monday or tues. of next week. In the mean time I'm praying for a hen to go broody, because this nest is full.
We label and date them... but when there are 10 or more chicks hatched out through the night, it becomes impossible to tell which is which.