Things are getting exciting this time of year for Lund Poultry. The geese have started laying, and we have our first eggs in the incubator. As of two days ago, each of our female geese have began laying. I'm hoping for a very productive spring hatch... a much better one than our winter hatch has been. After counting we have a total of 33 goose eggs ready to set this afternoon!
As most of the Midwest knows, Wisconsin has had a long, cold, snowy, cold, rough, freezing, and never-ending winter. Did I mention it was cold? Our chickens all made it through the cold temps just fine, but they pretty much shut down laying eggs. Can you blame them? I wouldn't want to lay eggs when its -30 degrees outside! With measly little weekly hatches, the winter hatching has started off extremely slow. With spring just around the corner, the birds have began to pick up laying. I have my fingers and toes crossed that we will have exceptional fertility and can turn this hatching season around!
Just a few weekends ago, we moved all of the Call Ducks into breeding pens. We have a total of 13 pens for the 2014 year and are hoping for lots of little ducklings very soon.
If you have placed an order with us over the winter, please continue to be patient with us. We have lots of orders to fill and very few available chicks, (so far). Feel free to e-mail us and "like" our Facebook page for updates on our hatching season.
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