Monday, January 28, 2008

happy chickens lots of eggs


Despite the cold weather the girls are doing great! I don't think they miss the extra rosters the flock actually seems more stable now with just two rosters, who amazingly just leave each other alone. I think it's because they have enough ladies and loads of space (no comments neccessary guys) . We just gave them new pasture and they are totally happy... we are getting about 2 dozen eggs a day from 48 hens and that's with out using a light in increase production.. just good old mother nature - loads of fresh grass and bugs...

8 comments:

chou-chou said...

they DO look happy! and those eggs are PURTY.

lq said...

Hi, Clare: Remember last summer when the Girls in Napa were not laying? Well, they're laying now! I've been getting at least five eggs a week for the past month, and I got three eggs today. Two blues and a tan - so SuzyQ is still laying! I think it was a thank you for the half a bale of rice straw I gave them in the pen yesterday. I sure do like to see those little fluffy butts sticking up while the go through the straw and use their legs to rearrange it. I planted a black oak in the front in November; Inks is nourishing it. Thank you so much again!

Maia said...

Araucanas, right? We had a flock while I was growing up. Nothing so wondrous to a child as naturally colored eggs!

Just to be perfectly clear - I'm not actually in NYC anymore. We moved upstate about six years ago. And it's beautiful here. But different. Not Oregon. So I love seeing your pictures and getting a little Oregon fix now and then! Thanks!

Pamplemousse said...

The photos look like little paintings - nice job.

gr8ful said...

I, too, love the photos of the eggs, they are smashing. I feel a painting coming on or perhaps, a series...

Clare Carver said...

upsate NY is where I grew up on a farm Maia.. it's like we swapped lives : )

Clare Carver said...

LQ so glad you are STILL enjoying those girls ! they couldn't ask for a better owner : )

Lois said...

Actually, it's debatable who owns who. 8-)
I got about three dozen lemons off the trees this winter - yippee!
lq