Friday, February 3, 2012

I Can't Help Myself!

Really, I can't! Could be because I really don't want to!

Today I brought in 4 BEAUTIFUL eggs and my banties had started to lay and I found their nest! You know what that means, don't you?

Yup, those 3 cute little eggs and the pretty big brown one are now sitting and waiting to be put in the incubator.

Yes, I said good bye to the ground hog and HELLLLOOO pretty eggs! Simple reasoning of a hatch addict, huh? It simply was so easy to set those eggs aside... after all, I have a dozen in the refrigerator so I'm not shorting us.

I just wish I hadn't lost my last ADORABLE little mottled Cochin Bantum (above). I've got to get some new laying chicks this year and I think I may need to see about some of the Bantams too. I don't have any of the cute colored ones, just the pair of white Cochin Bantams and the 2 pair of Black Faverolle Bantams. And there is also the Faverolle cross roo who runs with the big hens (above behind the mottled hen).
Yes, Spring is coming. Our ground hog prediction was opposite the PA Phil's and our weather man says his prediction is we'll get some more snow before it's over.

So I guess maybe I'm going to be pushing for Spring a bit early. And I do so love hatching and the chicks.
Now, how many eggs do I want to set aside to hatch before I start them going? A number of them? A week's worth? Ten days' worth? Such decisions and hard ones too!

1 comment:

  1. Hatching is in the air! Our ducks started laying so I'm getting the incubator set up this weekend. Glad to see I'm not the only crazy one.
    I save the eggs for 1 week then incubate that batch. Then save another weeks' worth etc. Good luck with your hatch!