Transitioning Chicks Outdoors

My juvenile crested cayuga ducks are outside enjoying the warm weather. I’m thinking about ways to get the chicks that I hatched the week of Easter outdoors. I need to clean the other half of the chicken coop first, and then do a bit of repairs, but then they...
Hatch-A-Long Update & Final Totals

Hatch-A-Long Update & Final Totals

Every year the Backyard Chickens Forum has an Easter Hatch-A-Long, where we all set eggs designed to hatch on Easter. Well mine came about 4 days early, starting to hatch on Wednesday.  Here are my numbers. Set 26 eggs Hatched 19 chicks Of the rest, 2 were infertile,...