How's everyone doing? Gotta say, I'm doing pretty well!
Life's been keeping me busy, so I only have time to sit at night when I'm crocheting (or painting, if I have time). I just bought three turkey poults that I hope will lay next year in the spring. If not, well, we might just have some turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner next year, haha!
I'm trying to find some new laying hens since the price of eggs have gone up. It hasn't affected me (obviously) but I have family members who are really wanting to buy eggs from me since the store prices are so high. I can charge $3 a dozen here and still charge less than the store eggs. I do go with the lower costing Dumor brand layer feed but since my birds free range, it does help a bit. and if I don't sell eggs to my family, I'm thinking of just putting up a sign.
Now to just find someone willing to sell me Australorp pullets. I love that breed!!! All my best birds are Australorps or Australorp mixes. I wish I could get my incubator to work, otherwise I'd just hatch my own babies!
I'm thinking of selling all my ducks, though. They don't produce much right now (not sure if the heat is getting to them or if they just need some more time) but they all are small breed birds with loads of personality (and their mothers were really good layers). It would give me the opportunity to buy a huge amount of feed since money is a bit tight right now. But everything is still up in the air.
There is so much to do! I need to start some more sprouts for my garden and make a big coop out of pallets. And before bed, I have to find a pattern for crocheted chicken sweaters (or make my own pattern) to sell to the local bird lovers. I kinda wish I had a couple extra pairs of hands and maybe an extra brain just so I can sleep and work at the same time, haha!