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September 28, 2018

It's now 40 days since we put the peachick eggs (round 2) under the broody Australorp hen & in the incubator (later to be moved under 2 Silkie hens). So it's time to do what we did with round 1, an...

September 18, 2018

After 60 days and 14 peafowl eggs... will we finally have one hatch? And if none of them hatch, what will we do? Give up, get more next year, try a different bird to hatch out? But after all of our nervous...

August 25, 2018

This story starts out with a random search through Craigslist that brought me past a post about peacock hatching eggs. And for only $8! If you've ever looked at hatcheries for peachicks or adult peacoc...

We got 19 chicks last week from a Heartland Hatchery chick day's event. 3 died early on, 7 of the chicks (3 turkeys, 4 chicks) went under one of our broody hens, and the other 9 went into the brooder....

After bringing home baby chicks and turkeys from Heartland Hatchery chick days... we test out our broody hens to see if they'll raise the chicks as if they were their own. The result? One broody hen su...

We don't NEED more chicks... but when Heartland Hatchery comes to our town, we just have to get some more! We went to the local farm store to meet up with Alan Nieder from Heartland Hatchery and got 19...

We only hatched out ducklings form our incubator in the past, but this time we let a broody mama do the job... the cool part... she's a chicken! So we're watching how she takes care of her baby duc...

We had a fun surprise out in the coop today! We have 3 different broody hens sitting on small batches of eggs and one of the batches are starting to hatch!

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