Brian, oooh that is cool, your escapades, hee, hee. If the construction is sloppy as you say, who really cares? The birds don't. We have some "sloppy" engineering around here too, some really first class, but, seriously, if it works, who cares? And you know what, I don't think any job that any person does when it comes to building can be considered sloppy, I think it is all a wonderful piece of work,and I can only say "yea!!!!!!!"
The last incubated chicks was about 50% of the eggs. That bugged me. I thought the incubation would have been higher. The chicks are about 2 weeks old now. The previous batch incubated are looking almost full grown, they are pretty close in size to the hens that were their mothers, hee, hee. (we hatched out about half that time too).
Pretty soon we'll get another batch going in the incubator. It will be nice to have lots of laying hens. Still haven't figured out the sexing of the chickens yet. I know you told me how, and we will fine tune that, just haven't gotten around to it yet.
Do you remember seeing the picture of the white rooster that we have? Do you know what breed it might be? I know we have a Rhode Island Red rooster, but he doesn't seem to sire any of the chicks. Wonder why, I see him on the hens and the white rooster goes nuts trying to get to him to get him off, but usually he can't run fast enough, these roosters are fast eh? Hee, hee. Have a wonderful and greatest of day. Cindi