We decided we are going to start raising our own chickens and ducks.

We just received eggs from Sugar Feather Farm on Monday. So, we have a couple of weeks until the excitement begins. I’m really interested to see what the first candling yields this next Monday.

We received 5 Cayuga duck eggs and 6 Icelandic chicken eggs. One of the duck eggs is too big for the incubator to turn, so we are trying to remember to turn it as many times a day as we can. If it hatches, the duckling might be a bit wonky! We are working on getting another different incubator just for the duck eggs.

I’m most excited for the possibility of a rooster and I’ve already gotten the ducks a big sturdy pool. We’ve never had a rooster and we really miss crazy duck antics. Stay tuned!