Hatching Eggs – Trying to keep it interesting…

I might not be able to post to my blog every day, but I am trying to keep it interesting 🙂  I love to share client work… but I do like to share my personal stuff here as well, because I need to force myself to bring out the camera during non-work time.  My original love was photographing nature, so somehow over the past 2 years, I have lost track of that…

I shared our spring project a few weeks back – we took some eggs from our chickens to hatch… We have our first batch of 14 hatching as I type 😉   I woke up yesterday morning at around 4 a.m., half dreaming I was hearing chirping.  I stumbled down the steps and looked in the incubator.  I saw nothing unusual but could actually hear peeping.  This meant that one of the eggs pipped through its membrane and was breathing air from the air sack.  Even though it was a day away from due date, looked like something was going to happen.

I fell asleep on the couch, and Dean checked on the eggs before going to work and told me he saw a hole in one of the eggs.  Yep, we had an external pip!

Almost 12 hours later, my stepdaughter, Ally, came over so we could go to her riding lesson, and it was perfect timing.  The first egg hatched out!  Since then, we have had 8 more fully hatch, and signs of a few more hatching…  9 out of 14 so far… not bad for my first hatch!

Here’s progression of the first one to hatch…  I’ll post more pictures later when I can take them out of lockdown and once they get fluffy…

eggs hatching

eggs hatching

eggs hatching

eggs hatching

eggs hatching

About Jodie Otte

Maryland Newborn Photographer and Child Portrait Artist, Jodie Holstein-Otte, specializes in unique photography of newborn babies, kids, and families. She works on location in Harford, Howard, Cecil, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and other areas throughout Maryland. She uses both both natural lighting and soft studio lighting techniques.