Hi, I'm SJ and I live in the Adirondacks of upstate NY. I've been working with chickens for about 3ish years now and have learned that it is truly my passion. Just tried my hand at incubation for the first time and it was a big success! Out of 16 eggs, 12 hatched and 11 survived. For a while I was managing a flock of 9 hens and 1 roo alongside another flock of 11 hens and a roo but due to a weasel, a fox and some much needed culling I am down to 1 roo and 5 hens from my personal flock and 8 hens from the other. Very happy to have new additions of 6 Plymouth Rock pullets, 2 Welsummer pullets, 1 Sussex pullet and 11 newly hatched Easter Eggers! Also found a huge boost in predator-wariness by adding 4 Guineas. My dream and current goal is to set up a small organic egg and poultry farm that functions under the 1000 bird exemption. If anyone here has any advice to help me along I'd sure appreciate it! I'm ready to share information and birds!