I know I haven’t posted in a couple weeks but really there isnt that much going on. I got a few more birds to replace the 50 or so that I lost and have patiently been waiting for my eggs to hatch. They went to lockdown yesterday so hopefully they should start hatching on Wednesday. The kids are here and I think it will be neat for them to see chicks hatch. Hell im excited to see chicks hatch.
Its been chickentastic around here. Ive been buying quite a few to build my flock. I need specific breeds to maintain the CSA I want to start next year. Well, all is good until 2 weeks ago. I’ve lost 42 birds in the last 2 weeks. I would assume raccoons. Un acceptable. Several hundred dollars down the drain. Here are a couple pics of some of the new guys. SO ugly they are cute. Im also pretty excited about my first egg. I figure after a week of saving these id have enough to an omelet. This one is from my silkie. The others lay a little bigger.
97 eggs and a bottle of canned ham. Ok Ok so there isnt any canned ham. I have accumulated 97 eggs from different people to set. I put them in the incubator a few days ago. Im hoping for a 50% hatch rate. That’s low but for my first time ill be happy.