Congrats! And yeah, I think I've decided to join the NYD hatch a long, lol. Technically I won't have hatched any more this year But that's it until spring!
Congrats on the blue egg! I've got some pullets or hens laying a bluish/green egg, but most are green, khaki - so many shades it's wonderful!
Of course, the camera doesn't do it justice, despite trying many different settings.
Well, I never thought I'd be hatching chicks during the winter, but it looks like I may be.
A friend requested pullets, so they'd be laying in the spring or early summer.
So, I ordered some "assorted laying hen" chicks from a hatchery the end of September,
so I wouldn't have to raise out 2x a many to accommodate for the inevitable roosters.
But, they ended up sending me red & black broilers! Not what I or they wanted!
Most look to be females, but they have a huge appetite, growing way too fast for being
any a regular laying hen breed. They hatched Sept 23rd & are at least 3/4 the size of
the partridge chantecler hen who's raised them.
I'd join the New Year's Day Hatch-a-long, but too many eating egg customers this week!
One week more isn't going to delay it much longer, anyways. And hopefully by the time
they chicks are hatched or a few weeks old, the meat chickens can be processed.
Though, not looking forward to processing during the middle of winter, especially since the
local processor doesn't do it after November!
Always an adventure.