Sunday, November 23, 2008

Day 45, FIVE egg days! (93...Free!)

The last two days we've gathered FIVE eggs a day (from our seven hens). Friends have mentioned that their chickens are reducing egg production as the days get shorter. It seems that some extra light makes a big difference. We have a timer set on a 40 watt bulb in the chicken mansion to go on at 4 am, off at 7 am. That 3 hours seems to matter. We're also totally free ranging them for a good share of the day. We let 'em out of the coop to wander. They are tame enough that they seem to come back to the coop when we go out there. I love it that they are eating stuff other than purchased chicken feed! ;) They eat a lot!

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