Some of you may recall how I tried to incubate a bunch in a LG back in the spring and how awful that experience turned out. Afterward I built an incubator out of a fridge, but haven't had eggs to try out yet. My flock is finally laying pretty good, so I figure I'll give it another whirl. I've decided not to get all uptight with what ever happens this time, just go with the flow. Of course, the first batch was from mailed eggs that cost me a bunch and were SS which can be hard to find. I got a new flock of SS from a breeder who was selling out. Only had them here a few days, but I've got 3 eggs so far. I'm going to put in an additional 21 eggs from my layers. They are all mixed up so I don't know what will be what except the SS which I keep separate. I've got Barred Rocks, White Rocks, EE's, and Australorp hens with two BR roosters and an EE rooster. Plus a mixed up rooster. So it will mostly be a surprise hatch. I just hope they are fertile! I did break open one of the mystery eggs and it had a little white ring in it. I understand that means fertilization. I'm looking forward to it. It will be fun to see some little chickies hatch out for the first time. I'm not going to be uptight, but I'm a little excited. While I got you here, I want your opinion on something. I've got a name lined up for my little chicken ranch for when I get to raising and selling eggs and chicks. There is a big ridge on the mountain behind my house called Mystery Ridge. So how does Mystery Ridge Ghost Eggs sound? HA! Just kidding about that one. I'm thinking of Mystery Ridge Farm, but maybe I should make it Mystery Ridge Poultry Farm since I don't raise anything else. When I get my Speckled Sussex line going (mixing two decent flocks to make a new one) I can say they are "from the Mystery Ridge Line." Or is that too corny? I'm known for being mawkishly sentimental. (Just found that term in the dictionary and had to use it.) Wish me luck! I NEED IT!