It should have been over a month or so ago but I just could not let those eggs go to waste. The last batches in the incubators are hatched out and they are turned off. Now we have a surplus of chicks with a small market.
People do not want to buy chickens in the heat of the summer. I don't blame them one bit. I do not want to raise chickens in the summer either but I have about 150 to 200 left. I don't even know what I got, hows that for management. The doors have been open so much and chickens run in and out, coming and going and the sure fire system we had of banding the legs in conjunction with the age and rotating the chicks from brooder #1 to brooder #2 then to yard #1 and finally ending up in yard #2, flew out the window on the second hatch.
Now I have 4 month olds running with 4 week olds, in the gardens, with the geese, with the dog, in the goat pen and even under the house. Complete disorder. And with my OCD like mind set where everything has to have a place and a order, I just put my head in my hands and go back in the house. Out of site out of mind I guess.
Just ask neighborlyplace, a blogger herself and one of the MDR blog readers that came by last night for a tour of the Mini Farm and to buy some chickens. Her first words were "Oh, Wow, there are a bunch of them".
The good thing is if I cannot sell them then in the fall I will a bunch that are laying and can sell them as layers. People want layers so I am sitting good I guess.
It did not help that I needed to mow and clean up a few things the last storm blew around. I am not making excuses but it is hot. When I work in it all day, the last thing I want to do is come home, mow and clean the back yard. I guess that is on the books for this weekend.
Thank all yall for stopping by wishonshootingstars. It is nice to have people I never met show so much support for this young girl who is just now starting life. She will need everyone's words of wisdom and encouragement as she leaves home for the first time. Yall are real friends even thou I don't know what you look like. You can take this to the bank, if you need anything you just email or call me.