Friday, April 6, 2012
More chicken blather
We have a broody hen! Which means in a few weeks we'll be hatching out chicks for the first time! I'm totally excited about this! One of the black copper marans went broody a few days ago. We've been slipping eggs from the red hen under her too, so hopefully she'll hatch out some of each. I'm still sort of struggling to get a good egg business up and running. There seems to be a lot of demand, but then folks find out how far we are (14miles) from the base and don't want to drive out here. understandable I guess. But that leaves me trying to coordinate meet ups and drop offs which doesn't always work out, and makes it less profitable in the long run. The cost of their feed has gone up a bit recently, in addition to the expense of building them a more permanent enclosure and a new house.