Friday, March 7, 2014

Incubators filling again, slowly

After a long emotional week after the fire,  we are finally starting to rebuild our flock.  Today we put the remaining eggs into the incubator a total of 120 eggs,  hopefully hatching out about 100 chicks.

We also want to thank a number of customers who had ordered chicks before the fire,  which hatched this week.  Through the generous actions of several customers we retained about 40 more chicks that were hatched on order. 

That brings us back to about 140 chicks in the new flock.  The genetics are not the same as the ones lost, and the timing is wrong for winter layers,  but its something to start.  In another 2 years we will be about where we were.

So the week ends,  time to move forward.  We will be needing to build a new brooder within the next week or two.  I have not yet decided on the architecture. 

We would like to say a big heartfelt thank you to everyone who called,  emailed,  and otherwise shared kind thoughts and encouragement this week. We truly appreciate each word and deed.

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