Well I haven't been in this section for a while... But it seems I'm now back and in a big way. Back in August a lady from an old co-op put out a please for easter eggers. At the time I happened to have about 24 eggs I had saved up and sent them to her for the cost of shipping. She had some black copper marans she was going to send me. Well then her marans slowed down and didn't get eggs. and didn't get eggs..... In December I went out of town for few days and came back to a broody blue wyandotte who had all kinds of eggs shoved underneath and around her (some I'm sure were not being properly heated). I decided it was time to refresh the flock and let her sit, I still don't know how many but I'm think 12 at a minimum. You know one week after i decided to let her sit those marans started laying and I got like 26 marans in the mail plus I added some large hybrid eggs from my flock to fill my 42 egg incubator. The last thing I need is 54 more chickens, I've hatched before so I know I won't have that many hatch and then some will be boys but still. Considering I have too many now..... I guess that is why they call it chicken math. I just stopped by because the broody's clutch should be hatching today, tomorrow or so since I don't know exactly which day she started sitting. This being her first hatch she may not have any survive. I haven't went the broody route often but the last broody I let hatch ended up accidentily stepping on and killing her chicks before they got completely out of the shell. But I'm here at work wondering if there are any fuzzy's waiting at home. Waiting is the hardest.