Thank you for all the wonderful comments!
@Bullitt -I honestly don't know the exact figure of cost; I really don't want to know. lol I am going to say 1500.00-1600.00 roughly.
@bilsie - They use all of the nest boxes, but each day only two holes are used, but it is never the same hole two...
Sorry I didn't keep this up to date. Life got really busy. Didn't have much of a chance to take pictures during the day.
They have been put in the freezer, and some in our belly.
Lost a few this time, and had no where near the growth I did with last years bunch.
@PharmGirl---- Thank you!
@Vthunstrom---- Thank you!
@Crazy Petunias----- Chicken math has already filled this one. lol. I am working on a different one now that my wife has designed. The insulation is really not for our winters here in North Texas as much as it is for our unbearable heat. I...
I have a bead on some decent quality hatching eggs, but I am not good at incubating eggs. My success/fail rate is horrible. I would rather someone hatch them and me buy the chicks.
You have heard the old saying, "A watched pot never boils." I can tell you, a watched incubator never hatches...
It is 96 sq ft. I have 9 hens and 1 rooster that resided in it for the first time last night. I have 25 more layers coming in on April 3.
I had to move my layers from their current run, because I had 50 meaties to go in that one. They were getting to big and stinky for the brooder.