Chickens here chickens there

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. 

 

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