|Chicken coop to go here.|
I was initially planning to hire an incubator but that surprisingly works out to be more expensive than buying one (if you're fussy about the breed of chickens you want). I ended up getting one from ebay for $118. I figured that we can later loan it to others who may want to have a go as well. If you are thinking about doing this yourself of course you need to keep in mind that you'll get a fair share of roosters. You need to have a plan for what to do with them. Local council laws are different everywhere but in ours we're not allowed to keep them. I'm hoping we won't get too attached to the boys because they're going to our neighbour's family who have a farm. I've ordered some fertile eggs from Sharni at http://www.shrimanifarm.com/ who has been very helpful with her advice and prompt with responses. We've got a week or so to wait for the eggs to be laid but fingers crossed they'll be posted out soon.
Updates to follow.
|Now - what do I do with these bits?|