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Weasel TV

I hate to admit how much time I’ve spent watching this image. I mean, not this image, the live version. The surveillance cam in the chicken house.

It was originally trained on a hen sitting on fertile eggs nest box. Two months, night after night, I watched that image hoping to see a newly hatched chick poke its head out.

As it happens, the first batch of eggs were all total duds. The second batch was half duds. That’s why I spent two months watching a broody hen when the gestation period is around twenty days.

Anyway, newly hatched chicks don’t poke their heads out. They don’t come out from under mama for days and days, so I discovered any hatchlings by lifting her up and peering into the nest, long before I saw a chick on cam.

I have hours and hours and hours and hours of recorded chicken cam. I actually bought a backup hard drive to store it all. Wanna see?


Comment from BJM
Time: November 7, 2018, 10:46 pm

Sure, why ever not? We loved a month of chicken drawings.

I’m totes hooked on Youtube homesteaders and they run hours of chicken minutia.

BTW- Have you seen the Beeb doc The Private Lives of Chickens?

Comment from p2
Time: November 7, 2018, 11:24 pm

does the pope wear a funny hat??

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 7, 2018, 11:59 pm

Duds and Dudes?

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 8, 2018, 3:16 am

Sometimes I have trouble understanding that we live in a world where technology has become so powerful and so cheap that it is entirely possible, nay, easy, for someone to livestream video of their chickens for anyone on the planet to see upon demand, or if they prefer to watch it on delay, from hundreds of hours of stored data.

The problem for future archeologists will not be a scarcity of data but the fact that there will be too much.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 8, 2018, 1:34 pm

heh – they better have damn good virus protection software.
Talk about the curse of the mummy’s tomb.

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