We started our chicken family in May on our little farm. We started with 8 chicks which quickly grew into 27 layers, 3 roosters and 36 meat birds by June. We are now incubating 71 (!!!!) eggs in our homemade cabinet incubator (We'll keep you posted). MY HOW CHICKEN TIME FLIES!!! Our chickens provide us with great eggs, (Egg Sandwiches anyone?) great meat (Meat birds ), and hours of entertainment. We are excited to now be a part of the BYC family and have enjoyed the many great threads. We have found answers to a lot of our questions and look forward to having many more answered. Happy New Year, from our coop to yours, The Chick'n Shack.