Saturday, 2 May 2009

I know...but....


This morning we went to Newton Abbott poultry auction and I came home with 21 hatching eggs. I know I said I would only buy from a known source in future but I need to test my incubator in it's new position in the recently adapted shed, which if successful will be it's permanent home and I didn't want to spend a great deal of money or use 'important' eggs the first time around.
I know I said I would buy heavy breeds so if I didn't hatch any pullets the cockerels would be worthwhile rearing for meat but there were a lot of people looking to buy eggs today and prices were going higher than I wanted to pay, so I had to buy the 15 Goldline/ Blackrock eggs otherwise I would have been running the incubator for 6 Light Sussex and that would have been wasteful.

So for the grand total, including fees, of £4.18 I bought 21 hatching eggs. Six Light Sussex and Fifteen Goldline/Blackrock.
In twenty one days time I will know if it was money well spent.

3 comments:

colouritgreen said...

a bargain! :)

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

Colouritgreen - you beat me to it ;-)

Rosie x

Annie said...

: ) Trouble is it becomes addictive. The atmosphere of the auction is brilliant, it is very family orientated with some quite young children bidding for young chicks or eggs or persuading dad to buy and prices are very low.Too much tempatation !! good job my husabnd is a bore...sorry sensible.