Only six more days until hatch! I had some friends pick up some rare hatching eggs from a breeder at the West Central Ohio Poultry Club, 3rd Annual Spring Poultry Show & Swap. (That’s a mouthful!) I couldn’t go as it was Darling Hubby’s birthday, but they saved me postage and some serious hand wringing from Polar Vortex shipping anxiety. Of the 18 that went into the incubator, eleven are looking good. They are Coronation/Light Sussex, English Lavender Orpingtons, and Blue/Black/Splash Orpingtons. The Sussex are totally new to me. I’m hoping they live up to their friendly, calm reputation. The Orpingtons are fancier versions of my beloved Buffys, which in my opinion are one of the best chickens you could ever have. We can’t wait to see what colors we get.