Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hatching our first chickens

In addition to our new meat birds, we are also going to be hatching out some eggs from a local friend. We went to see her farm on Monday, and picked up 24 fertilized barred rock eggs. 

(See that adorable feather?  That was on one of the eggs). My friend has 15 Barred Rock hens and 1 Rooster (he was gorgeous, too!) and we got to see them, and listen to his crow. She also has 4 cows and 2 pigs that we visited. So cool. 
We dropped these eggs off on Tuesday, and they should go into the incubator Wednesday. With any luck, we will have a nice batch of chicks in 3 weeks!  We plan on keeping 1 rooster, and approximately 5 hens - if there are that many. We'll see how it goes!  

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