Monday, 7 July 2014

More eggs in the incubator

We have so far hatched three batches of eggs this year. About half the eggs that have gone into the incubators have been cream legbars. The eggs came from a friend who in turn got his birds from me last year as part of a swap. Unfortunately we have had more cockerels than hens hatched from these eggs. We want to keep one cream legbar cockerel but so far have eight! Against that, we have only three cream legbar hen chicks (we actually hatched five but we gave two to our friend as payment for the eggs). But he has kindly given us another eight eggs which we got yesterday and which are now in the incubator. Hopefully we will have a few more hens from this batch.

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