Hi there incubating & hatching folks.
I didn't plan on having to be here in this forum but I've begun hearing crows from two unexpected roosters the past few days. Now my carefully put together plan for a hen only flock is out the window.
I know that I could just get rid of the cocks but seeing all of the free offerings for them on local forums and Craigslist makes me suspect that might be easier said than done.
They are still young and hardly worth the trouble of harvesting for my stew pot.
I did a WHOLE lot of research, planning and prep for my hen only flock before the first hen was acquired and not a whit of thought went into incubating and hatching eggs.
So I feel that I'm under the gun a little bit.
I don't even know what questions to ask.
So... my hope is to let Mother Nature do what she does best without much input from me.
I really don't want to get into purchasing incubators and brooders and other equipment. All that I want to do is sustain my flock, not get into the incubation business.
Will you please point me in the right direction to where I can begin to learn how to facilitate my flock in raising their own offspring?
I looked and didn't find the sticky threads in this forum.
I'm really hoping to find some good instruction pieces that have been put together by knowledgeable forum members rather than the random threads I'm finding in search.
Usually the questions only vaguely pertain to my situation and they almost always end up being point/counterpoint arguments rather than good instruction.
Edited by chrism - 11/5/15 at 10:02am