Hello everyone. My name is Darren, I have been following and using this forum for great information for the last year or so. I raised my first 12 hens purchased from Tractor Supply last spring. This spring I am hatching and raising my own. I purchased six 1 year old hens during the fall from a guy that replaces his every year, and they came with a free rooster. I hope the rooster has been doing his job, because I just fabricated an incubator from supplies I had around the house. I will keep posting on my progress. I just set 18 eggs yesterday.