I sit here with my steaming cup of coffee making plans for this spring and summer, I was pleasantly surprised last week when it looked like a Jersey Giant I have was wanting to go broody, sure enough she did and now is on day 5 sitting on 9 eggs. I typically don't candle my broody eggs as I know all my eggs are fertile. The day after I sat them I got a call for someone wanting me to incubate 8 eggs.. perfect, these chicks are already sold. I know this is just the beginning and many of my birds will start going broody We are in the process and hope to finish the coop expansion today. We are giving the chooks 220 square feet of living space with a blocked off area just for the broodys. They free range 1/3 acre, with daily access to the garden area until spring. I don't know exactly how many layers I have but I believe its somewhere in the 50's range My thoughts this morning are of warming up the incubator, I sell hatching eggs, chicks and twice a year established layers and thinking of getting a jump start on the feed store chicks that will be offered next month. DH just rolls his eyes but always supports what my plans are, I have proven that I can make these birds pay for themselves and he is wonderful in allowing me my addiction What are your plans for the coming year? I find it funny that after the spring and summer work load we look forward to winter and some rest but if you are like me two weeks into October and I am already starting to plan next years improvements.