Over the years I have ordered day old chicks from the local feed store or coop.
This year I had been looking on different web pages of places that sell chicks and discovered it is quite expensive to only order a few chicks...shipping costs are high on small orders.
In trying to decide what to do (need new laying hens) I met a friends neighbor who has banty chickens, they were so pretty! My friend offered me the use of her incubator and her neighbor gave me banty eggs along with another friend who
gave me some regular hen eggs. So thankful for old and new friends!
This was my first time ever incubating eggs...I have never had the type of hens that go brood either... it was so exciting to watch them hatch out.
Ended up with eleven banties and five of the larger chicks.
It is so fun listening to them peeping!
Now hoping I have some hens in the bunch!!
A fun sign of SPRING... in our not so spring like weather!
This past weekend we received 28.5 inches of snow and blowing.
Starting tomorrow and next week the forecast is 50 and upper 60...YAH