Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another step toward the goal of self-sufficiency

We just got an incubator!! **does happy chick hatching dance** Complete with automatic egg turner. Can I get a 'woot woot'? ;)

The plan is to hatch our own chicks to raise for meat, as well as restock our layers as needed. We'll be loading the incubator this weekend, and, with any luck, in 21 days we'll have some peeps.

The incubator purchase is one thing now checked off our homesteading list. Next is about a zillion more canning jars.

Enough blogging. Back to work! ;)


Nicole said...

congrats on the chicky hatcher
the worst part about having meat birds is the plucking the stink is horrid

Country Wife said...

Thanks, Nicole.

You are right about the smell. I remember plucking chickens as a kid and the smell being a lot like wet dog. ugh.