This was the first yr that I have ever had chickens and hatched my own eggs. Being that I really don't have room the go yr round my last hatch was around 4 weeks ago and they are about to outside. What I am wondering is for next yr when do you start your first hatch out. I was thinking around March so that they would be able to go outside around May 1st. I do get tired of all the dust from them but I have to have some meat birds next yr and I did hatch out some WLRC this yr I just hope I can get enough to hatch next yr to fill up my freezer, but they are a very slow growing bird.