holm25, it's great to hear that you are making money with your hobby! I've had a few points where I've broken even but I lose money so consistently, I stopped making any real efforts to do much more than pay the bills when they come in and not even bother trying to stay in the 'black'.
I likely should sign all checks with red ink.
Yep! I am with you.Red pen all the way. The boss told me that it is cheaper to buy chicks for $6 each rather than hatching them out with the electricity and all.. I would agree since I would have better luck trying to hatch out a pot of gold than hatch out chicks. I am currently hatching out welsummer chicks and my ratio has been 3 hatched out of 15 that went into lockdown. I just might go to the feed store and add 10 more chicks to make my hatch look better.. LOL