Originally Posted by samsr
Most of what i hatch are my own farm mutts. They do lay a lot of eggs though. My fertility rate isnt as good asbit should be right now though. My neighbor has two of my roos. I candled last night. 21 out of 34 are fertle on this batch. Wont know about the second batch until this weekend.
I really just like to hatch eggs. Really doesnt matter whos. I will put in 8 to 10 goose eggs in a couple days. This time i know which are toulouse and which ones are a mix. They are laying in different spots this year.
If you would like me to hatch some silkies for you i would be glad too. A couple of the chicks may not make it back to you though. Lol. My kids love the little guys.
I like hatching eggs, too; what really lights my fire, is building the incubator to hatch them in. Call me an addict. Don't dare get started on it this spring as I have so many other things that NEED doing last spring. I am of course envious of you and covet your incubator.
Mmmm, it is generous of you to offer to hatch some chicks for me, but alas, I have too many birds as it is. When I can see the bottom of my to-do list I may reconsider. Have you ever hatched ducks? Shipped eggs? I have so many roosters, it's hard to tell if I got a fertility problem; my real problem is with the older hens whose chicks I want. Good luck with your hatch(es).