I candled again, and only have three little egg babies out of the 23 that I set. :( I was hoping for better odds, but our post office is horrible. They put the eggs on the truck again, in the heat, despite us filing complaints in the past for killing chicks that way. So much for call for pickup labels all over the boxes.
I'm trying to decide if I should risk buying more eggs, or buy chicks. There is a local farm that has chicks, but they're expensive at $8 each when you can't sex silkie chicks. Hatchery chicks likely won't be good enough quality for 4H. So do we risk buying more eggs by mail? I haven't seen any quality eggs locally. :o/