Our flock has grown to 127 over the past year. 38 birds are scheduled to start laying in January and about 30 birds are headed to freezer camp in early February. If the girls stay on schedule, I will fire up the incubator in February and try one last time to incubate my own birds. My first incubator worked great for us and we had six successful hatches of chicks. That incubator died and the two I have tried in the years since have not worked so well. If this batch does not result in a good hatch then we will be buying pullets from here on out.
Our winter farmers market starts in two weeks - we should be in good shape to bring some fresh eggs!