We got our NPIP number. We bought an incubator and a hatcher and chick heat plates. We hatched a small batch of F7 Delawares (Kathy's Line). We're building a brooder fort on the back deck where I can keep an eye on the chicks. I'm going to try to wing band that first batch of chicks today. Lots of stuff going on and keeping us very busy.
I'm not especially looking forward to doing the wing bands, but I will be happy to have the IDs in place for future reference.