These boxes have been so amazingly versatile (thank you Daddy). I have used them as seed starters, blueberry bush warmers, a brooding box, and, in a week or so, and incubator. One of our hens is brooding. Once these eggs hatch and she leaves the nest, we will grab up the unhatched eggs and place them in the box with pine shavings, a thermometer, and a bowl of water to help with humidity. We bought a piece of Plexiglas, cut to fit the top of the box, to cover the box and hold in the heat. This is our makeshift incubator. The second box will be a brooding box for each chick as it hatches. Now what we are going to do with all of these chicks is another story entirely. We have no idea. We weren't expecting a hen to brood this early and we didn't realize we would not be able to get the eggs out from underneath her. So we are in thought process as to what to do over the next couple of weeks. The Lord giveth and He just keeps ON giving don't He?
So there you have it. My update from the homestead. Anyone else have their garden up and coming. Share!