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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Hens laying again!

I'm pleased to report that my three hens have started egg production once again. They slowed up in October after their moult, but things seem to be getting back to normal now.

We are getting two good sized eggs a day so I am hopeful that they have been saved from the table. There seems little point in keeping chickens unless they lay eggs for you, or am I being cynical? They are now in their second year of life so egg yield is bound to slow up a bit. I will let them continue into the summer and review the situation then.

While egg production was low they were definitely eating less of their organic layer's pellets, seeming quite happy to scratch around the run finding tasty insect morsels. They really enjoy various kitchen scraps too, particulary leftover cooked rice. I'm really looking forward to the better weather, when I can take a glass of wine up to the run and sit in a deckchair watching my girls!


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