After incubating and raising quite a few chicks this spring, I actually unplugged the incubator a few weeks ago. Sold off the last batch hatched. Now one of my brooders is empty and dark, and the other has four lonely looking hatchery bantams wandering around aimlessly. I just moved my breeding pens around, that means I've got another few weeks before I want to start incubating again. So, I did what any reasonable Crazy Chicken Lady would do, and got on MMM and ordered chicks . I must be crazy, since I re-ordered the bantam Cochins I tried last month and lost almost all of them. But at least I had a credit for half the order. Amazingly my order should ship this week, talk about instant gratification! Poor Honey is at the lumber yard as I type, buying material to make a run off a coop I was given last fall. It's smallish, so of course I needed a bantam breeding project to go in there, right?