Wednesday, 25 March 2009

March 5th, 2009

We put 18 Orpington chicken eggs into our incubator. The eggs are a mixed selection of pure bred colours but we won't know how many of each colour until they hatch. The incubation period is three weeks and if all goes well th
ey should hatch on Thursday, March 26th.
We chose Orpingtons because they are a pure breed and they have an abundance of feathers. They also taste good! They don't lay as many eggs as some of the hybrid breeds though and so we will also get some Black Rock chickens which lay up to 280 eggs in a year.

Roger, Mark and Pat worked up at the farm all day to put up the fence and fix the roof of the building. Thanks guys! Amazing job done.

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