This time of year is one of our busiest at Bellecross Hens. The breeding season is already well under way. I have had several hatches from the incubator, despite a few technical hitches resulting in parts needing to be replaced and hopefully in the next couple of days the arrival of a new incubator.We have also had our first broody hen, whose chicks are now 4 weeks old.
Chicks are selling fast this year and with most breeds now tested for fertility and hatch rate, hatching egg sales are also doing well and I am receiving very good feedback. Egg sales at the gate never cease to amaze me and I very much appreciate the loyal support of my customers.
With a long weekend ahead of us our plan is to reorganise a few of the breeding pens and to fence/fox proof the remainder of the paddock. We have already started to make good a couple of the grass pens, levelling and reseeding them ready for use later in the year.We also have another 8 X 6ft shed to erect. So plenty to keep us busy.
We wish you all a very Happy Easter.