Here is our blog on how we are making ourselves more self-sufficient, body/mind healthly and environmentally healthy in other areas of our lives. I wouldn't call us preppers - but then again maybe we are.
Can't have my jumbo koi pond so I decided to make me a porch pond.
I scrounged around for the parts, bought nothing but the fish and we are off.
Guess what we got!!
In exchange for eggs, we have a greenhouse now. Going to double for now as a temporary coop for the showgirls until we get a new coop built for the big chickens and ducks and then the showgirls will go there.
To start, we had to go get it and to do that, we had to take it apart. In the end, we ended up coming up the road with a half assembled greenhouse on our buggy. Now to put it back together, cover in plastic, run some electricity out to it for a heater. Once warm, we will move all the little sprouts out of the basement and into their own place. Next stop for them will be the garden.
With all the mess ups the old incubator had last year and the eggs and chicks it cost us, we have up-graded.
Our old incy was a simple Little Giant foam unit with a fan. Keeping the temperature steady was difficult as was the humidity and then on the last hatch we attempted with it, the fan failed shortly after lock down and killed the chicks waiting to hatch.
It will be retired to be a hatching unit. Since we stagger our hatches, a hatcher is nice so the other eggs won't be disturbed. We intend to use it once the eggs zipper. Paper towels will line the metal wire that is the base for padding and to keep little toes from being hurt if they are caught in it.
The new incubator is all digital. Temperature and humidity are monitored with alarms that sound if they fluctuate too high or low. It comes with turners and egg cups that will work with our silkie eggs up the geese without special ones needing to be purchased.
More on the new incy once we try it.
We are a self-sustaining family looking for like minded individuals so we can form a community that can help themselves. and educate our neighbors to learn that it doesn't all have to be one way. Going back to our roots and mixing it with today's technologies to make it all work.