Sunday, February 4, 2018

Eggs 2018

Looks like the hens are back into laying once again. The biddies are getting old, so I'm not having high hopes of making a bundle selling eggs. I have a few wild types that are new pullets, but they won't be big producers, not like the commercial breeds. The youngest commercial type birds are 3 years old. Yup, an aging flock. 

First egg showed up on January 26. First one. Then none. Then 3. Then 6. Right now I'm getting a steady 6 eggs a day. 4 from the commercials and 2 from wild hens. Next week or two I should be getting more, but I don't expect to see the 2 1/2 dozen a day I was getting last year. So we'll have to wait and see how many of the girls are still up to egg laying. 

As a reminder, the primary reason I have these chickens is for the manure. It's one of my primary fertilizer sources, right up there with the sheep and donkey. The eggs are simply a bonus. 

But ya know, maybe I should think about ordering a few new chicks. Can't hurt to add some young blood to the flock. 


  1. Yeah, winner winner, ...what's for dinner?

    1. Omelet wth fresh cheese, green onions, and the first ripe tomatoes of the year. Yum!

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