Saturday, 2 May 2009
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.