Hatching baby chicks soon, just ordered a Brinea Incubator - it accomodates 10 eggs. Will start journaling the exciting process as soon as the incubator arrives and I've gathered the eggs to put in it. Sure do look forward to baby chicks in the Spring . . . that's one event that absolutely does make life exciting! Any chicken enthusiast would likely agree.
It's been a long time since I incubated. These past couple of years, after having tried out all the hatcheries (with nothing but good experiences), I've been buying my babies from the newly expanded feed store that's on my way home from work. Haven't ruled that out this year, either, just a "few", of course. Each year, they're ordering more and more breeds and, I figure, why not experience them all? There really can't be any hobby that's better than this!
But, for right now, I'd just like to remind you that the Blog Book Tour (celebrating the release of Gail Damerow's book The Chicken Encyclopedia if you're new here) is still in progress. The list of participants is repeated below, from today through completion, but you can catch up on any updates at http://insidestorey.blogspot.com .
Today, March 11- BoHo Farm and Home http://www.bohofarmandhome.com/
March 12- Happy Chickens Lay Healthy Eggs http://happychickenslayhealthyeggs.blogspot.com/
March 13- A Charlotte Garden http://acharlottegarden.blogspot.com/
March 14- Farm Fresh Fun http://farmfreshfun.blogspot.com/
March 15- The HenCam http://www.hencam.com/henblog/
March 16- Life on a Southern Farm http://georgiafarmwoman.blogspot.com/
March 17- A Dozen Girlz, the Chicken Chick http://eggcartonlabels.blogspot.com/
March 18- North Coast Gardening http://www.northcoastgardening.com/
Be sure to check out the Storey blog for information about the tour finale on the 19th! Sounds like it's going to be really special! And, the 19th is National Poultry Day - be sure to give your peeps a special treat!