I'm so ashamed of myself. I have a customer that was waiting for cuckoo marans in April. She only wanted girls, and wanted them started, that's why I've been trying to set Silas' eggs. I stopped by the feed store today, and they had cuckoo marans sexed chicks...
Yes, I bought chicks
The customer knows, and it's fine, she just didn't want to brood. Silas' flock is a hatchery flock anyway, so she's not losing quality, but it kills me to buy chicks I should be hatching. At least I can go back to full sets of AM eggs
I'm only setting Jack's in the next batch, and will be cracking to check fertility on Johnny's until he improves
That's got to be frustrating, but it says a lot about you that you let the customer know and were upfront about the situation.