Future post (hopefully)

I mentioned previously that we’d come home from the chicken farmer’s house with a carton full of eggs in all shapes and sizes. 8, to be precise.

Now why on earth would I do that, when I produce all our own eggs? Unless….

The chicken farmer had roosters. Lots of big, beautiful roosters. And remember? I have an incubator.

Honestly, I don’t know why I’m doing this. I’ve already got this year’s layer chicks on order and don’t need more. Plus, the chickens in these eggs will be mixed-breeds and who knows how well they will lay? They might even turn out to all be roosters, or something.

But you know the old saying about don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched? IF these eggs are fertilized, and IF I don’t mess anything up too badly (a big ‘if’ seeing as I have no idea what I’m doing), we ought to get a 50% hatch rate. So I will be surprised and pleased to get a single chick.

Maybe SofĂ­a will learn something in the mean time. And we can always find room for an extra chicken or two!

One Response to “Future post (hopefully)”

  1. Mrs. Brent Parker Says:

    I am sure you will get a higher than 50% hatch rate. In my school growing up all 7th graders built incubators and hatched chicks.

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