It’s been about a year and a half since we last had chickens here at EIEIO and we’ve decided to raise up some more layers for eggs.  We’ve missed hearing the roosters crowing throughout the day!  Purchased some layers from McMurray Hatchery and got 21 birds in the mail that we’ll be raising in the garage for a number of weeks before we put them outside.  The time of year is huge as temperature is a major part of starting chicks out successfully as any kind of draft can kill them before they grow their feathers.