Thursday, January 17
*chickens here, chickens there, chickens every where!
blue greenish black feathers.
Our flock is doing well, we currently have about 40 hens and will likely have to do some culling later this year because some of our girls are going on their third year. We just want to make sure we keep a flock that is productive which will continue to be a benefit to our farm. Since the days are still short, our egg count is not at its max. Daily we are bringing in about 20 eggs from the coop, which is good, but 35 would be better! Patience! As the days start to lengthen, we will have that increase I am looking for. Last year we used a timer on the lights above the coop in order to artificially stimulate the endocrine system to produce more eggs, but this year we have decided to let the hens take that natural rest that their bodies need in order to produce the rest of they laying season. It only makes sense since we are trying to do all other things in their natural habitat.. why wouldn't we do the same with the chickens. Live and learn...