At last I have a broody hen - my preferred way of hatching and rearing young chicks, even though it does mean smaller numbers at any one time,- she is my faithful Indian Game, a very experienced and extremely reliable hen , 'mother' to many chicks and turkey poults over the years.
The drier days have enabled us to catch up on a few of the long overdue jobs. We have finally cut the border hedges and burnt the brash, saving the larger wood for next winter's fuel. the 'lawn' at home has had it's first cut and the garden is filling with colour as the spring flowers come into bloom.. A few more weeks and the chicks / growers will be able to go outside and grow strong with the fresh air and sunshine (hopefully) on their backs.
Now fertility etc has been thoroughly tested on the Light Sussex and Exchequer Leghorn I can offer hatching eggs for sale and hopefully soon chicks and growers. I already have young cockerels of both breeds available.
For me this is the best, if busiest time of year. I never tire at the excitement and apprehension of hatching eggs.and rearing chicks