We are seeing between 3-5 eggs per day and looking forward to more egg production as our pullets come into maturity. We have settled on 11 chickens and that feels like a pretty reasonable number for now.
Next weekend we will be getting our plants in the ground. We have had an unseasonably cool spring/summer setting records for low temps. The rest of the country is setting records for high temps. I feel fortunate but I am certain that some of our vegetables need more time in the ground to get the season length they need to fully grow. We’ll see.
It’s been 9 days since we moved three new chickens into our little urban farm. Even with the stress of riding up the freeway in their coop and being somewhat manhandled by an enthusiastic 9-year-old boy, these ladies got right to work. Our total production has reached 20 (!!) eggs. Pretty crazy, right? Given that we were given a very large bag of food for free when we picked up the chickens, this has cost us nothing except for the elbow grease of keeping the coop clean. Unfortunately we bought five dozen eggs at Costco a few days before we made the decision to bring these already laying chickens home. We’ve been eating a lot of quiche! Tonight we will have pasta carbonara. We can hardly wait to get through the Costco eggs and get started on the fresh free-range eggs from our ladies.