You know you’ve transformed city kids to country kids when this is the conversation at church:
- Allie is standing with me holding a carton of 18 eggs.
- My friend: “Allie, what are you going to make with all those eggs?”
- Allie: “ummmm, chickens?!”
I can’t stand winter and all things cold and dreary!!! So…….It’s that time of year again when I start planning for spring. New plants, baby animals, warm sun!!!! As I get better at gardening I hope to spend some of January studying seed catalogs. But for now I will hatch chickens! This year my goal is to add more young laying hens to my flock. Either we have a well fed critter that only takes eggs or my girls are getting old! We have had a severe lack of eggs this past year!!!! The existing girls better get going, they’re about to be replace!!!
I started about 7 eggs in the incubator last week and added 17 more yesterday. We’ve had varied success with hatching, sometimes 100% will hatch sometimes 50%. But each time we learn something new! One thing that amazes me is how much work that mama chicken does! She keeps the eggs at a very specific temperature and humidity and turns them many, many, many times a day!
I’ll post about our outcome in a few weeks!