Friday, March 8, 2013


14 eggs went in the incubator on March 7th. 

Which means I get to eat fresh farm eggs for the next week or so!  If I can convince the ladies to keep laying.  We had a power outage in the coop- a short in the barn actually, that left the girls with no extra lighting.  It kind of sent them reeling back into the dark days of winter and they quit laying!  Until yesterday, when we got one fresh egg. 

So I get to eat farm fresh eggs for a week or so, and then start saving eggs for the incubator again.  With any luck, we'll have a few new chicks by the end of the month.


  1. No eggs is depressing! I am awaiting your chicks like they were my own.

  2. How many eggs do you plan to incubate in total?

    I am so excited to see the chicks. Fingers crossed for lots of girls! :-)

    1. I'm hoping for 20 new hens by fall. Of course we'll inevitably lose some to the wildlife, so 30 might be a better goal. Then half will likely be roosters, so 60. And then maybe half won't hatch for one reason or another, so 120? That's a lot of eggs! For now I'll just take it one batch at a time and see how it goes I guess.