I will keep 4 hens and one rooster back to add to my flock. I have 4-H kids that are drooling over getting some pure orps in interesting colors and our 4-H organization in the state is looking at adding section where they judge mixed breed or chicken colors that aren't recognized so they can have fun with that too plus using them for their projects and submitting eggs for judging or hatching. Whoever doesn't go will be sold at the swaps and the roosters who no one ever wants will become dinner. Looking to hatch around 100 this year so I have enough to share with everyone.What do you do with all the chicks that hatch??
I love the idea of incubating them and watching them grow, but I have 14 laying hens and I am having a hard time using all their eggs! I can’t imagine what will happen once my chicks hatch.