I haven’t posted about the ladies for a while. This is our third year with chickens. Right now, we have a flock of seven hens. We’ve got one Australorp, one Barred Rock, two New Hampshires, one Golden Sexlink, and two Delawares. The ladies are currently staying in their winter home, which is a coop near the house. In a few weeks, once the pasture starts growing a bit faster, we’ll move them back to the coop in the pasture.
You know spring is here when the egg production significantly increases. Our seven ladies are now producing an average of five eggs per day. That adds up pretty quickly and allows us to have extras to share with friends and family. It also means we have plenty for making really yummy egg salad.
Of course, it’s also baby chick season and I’m contemplating whether or not to get 3 – 4 more babies. Some of our hens are getting older and it isn’t uncommon for us to lose a chicken or two during the spring and summer when they are in the pasture. I haven’t made a decision yet, but am starting to think about it. We’ll see!