I would love to meet more of you in person, but since I cant drive myself I wont be able to make it up north for Chickenfest. But you all have fun and I will look forward to hearing about it/seeing pictures!
@daskhan - have you looked into building your own incubators? I use three homemade ones that can hold 2 dozen eggs but I never put in more than 18 at a time. They cost me around $7 to make, and normally I hatch around 15/18 eggs. But I didnt buy a turner because Im home all day. Im sure you will want one of those. I tried an experiment this time and it didnt work out so going back to my tried and true method.
I kept the birds locked up again today. They werent happy but my big beautiful buff roo has a little frostbite on his comb . I feel so bad. Its odd tho because he is in the nicest coop. My rhode island reds are in a coop that doesnt have real siding, just a heavy grade plastic, and they are fine. Even the red rooster's comb is fine.
Anyhow, more snow coming tonight. Im over it now lol. Ready for spring!