Hello , i am new here my name is Annette . I just love reading your posts and messages , they give me so much ideas for my pekins! We were just finished building our coop when my one hen started to incubate on 9 eggs! Three weeks later the eggs started to hatch. 8 came out , 3 died and 5 are very lucky to be alive( its winter here). I just hope i make a lot of friends here! I hope i don't sound too bad for a afrikaans girl from South - Africa! Annette.