I am new here and have found this forum really helpful. Last Spring I purchased 10 babu Guinea chicks. Sadly two didnt make it thru the first night. When they were big enough for "free range" my idiot dog chased three into the corn field. For two days they squaked to the ones in the yard and never came out. Leaving me with 5, 3hens and 2 roosters. The hens started laying eggs in the oddest places, which I picked up and planned on incubating. I couldnt find the nest on 7acres on the homeplace. Sadly an April storm moved in and we had a spring blizzard and 29F, so i doubt the nest survived. Ok. I purchased a Hova-bater w/a turner. Asked some friends for some chicken eggs. I want some pretty farm chicken to free range too. They brought me 4 dozen. Some bantams and aracana (sp), and the ones with feathers on their feet..? Since they are free range, they couldnt guaranteee the mix. So i have 41 eggs incubating. I am just so excited that I can hardly wait. What I will do if all 41 hatch is beyond me. I have never raised chickens before. Luckily my husband is a farmer (farm boy) he has raised them before. Wish me luck and what advice do you have for me? I will get my brooder box set back up for the impending hatch. I am expanding my current coop to accomadate the larger group. My mom and mother-n-law are looking forward to fresh eggs..if all works out. Thanks for being such a great sight!