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What a whirlwind this spring has been! I can't believe we are nearly into summer already. The days are warming up, hens are molting or going broody, and I'm losing all desire to package eggs for shipping!
This year we have been very busy hatching chicks to fill orders, but also doing custom hatching for others. The size of our incubator has definitely been justified this year, and believe it or not I managed to FILL the both incubators, on more then one occasion! We have been blessed with good fertility and great customers, and are now starting to wind things down around the farm, so we can all enjoy summer. We have kept some of our own chicks to grow out for next year, and as they grow we will be moving them into the breeding pens, as we move breeding groups back to the laying flock to relax and stretch their wings.
In the next two weeks, we will be shipping our last hatching eggs until fall. We will have a few odds and ends of chicks available as day old's, and we hope to have some started adolescents available later this summer (please don't email us about these birds though - we have no idea what we will have at this point, and will post the birds on the website when we know).
Briarwood Poultry's tech-savvy coop cleaner, Amanda, comments on life on the farm, breeding and keeping poultry.