June 30, 2010


These hens.

When I first got the chickens, they were laying a few eggs a day. A bit more than I really needed for myself but it was manageable.

Then, they stopped; completely stopped laying.  Who knows why; it could have been because one of the roosters died or because they were in a new environment. Whatever the reason, they stopped. They sure kept eating though.

Now they're back to laying eggs daily.  I was getting three to five eggs a day.  All of a sudden, they kicked it up into high gear.  Nine eggs ..... seven eggs.... I have over 40 eggs in my fridge!

I've posted them for sale on Craigslist and a few other sites but haven't had any calls yet.

In the mean time, have any good quiche recipes? We might be eating omletes and quiche for a while.

1 comment:

  1. I wish you the best of luck in managing and making the farm profitable. We've been working towards the same goal here in Indiana, and thankfully we had a helpful start from his Grandfather's farm by donating all the equipment such as a combine, tractors, etc. So far we raise black angus cattle, but our herd is small. We take half to the market and sell the other half for freezer beef to customers. When the price is right we have pigs too. Our next step is chickens. I guess I'm going to have to start helping more with the labor end of the farm even though this "city chic" doesn't like getting her hands dirty.

    We wish you luck!