First let me explain. When we go to fair to show our pigs, steer and bunnies, they say "Here comes the city kids". Kinda true. We live in a very populated county in Florida. Our farm in right in the middle. The land was donated over 50 years ago with land use conditions. We have 30 acres with cattle, horses, pigs and most of the land is vacant. A large community of subdivisions has grown around us. Our farm is aging as are the animals. The program brings high school students to the farm on busses for 2 or 3 periods a day. The program I am involved with is the Certified Veterinary Assisting Program and FFA. The rest of the programs are non agriculture. . We lost our horticulture program last year.
What we are looking to do is provide an experience for these "city kids" and replace our hens that were last to old age or wild animals. They are studying Veternary Sciences.
One person replied to my first post with great info on forced air incubator. We have some community sponsors that will help with some expenses.
I am looking for plans to build an incubator in our work shop or one to buy.
Would like a variety of birds so they ongoing kids can have a great experience. Any suggestions?
Recommendations of where to buy eggs
Then incubation suggestions.
Please feel free to contact me. My experience is my own backyard chicken that Imbought as day old chicks.
Thank you in advance, Cheryl