Thursday, January 20, 2011
Chickens a layin'
This is the first winter we have had the chickens, so we didn't really know what to expect as far as them laying. We have heard different things, like they'll only lay if they have supplemental light or they'll molt and stop laying altogether. So far, we have not given them artifical light (in trying to do all things as natural as possible). We have not provided any heat either...we just tried to insulate the coop as best as we could. They have proven to be quite the resilient birds. They haven't went into a molt yet, and we are still getting between 8 and 12 eggs a day from 15 birds. We will be ordering another 50 or so layers here in the next month to add to our farm. Our next project...building a brooder.