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The Eggs Are Back!!!

Over the Christmas baking season, I had to buy eggs.  17 hens in the coop, and I had to buy eggs.  Hmm, that didn’t feel good.  I’ve heard advice to put a light on in the coop.  It will fool the chickens to think that the days are longer and they will lay more.  I have refused to do this.  Why? I think there is a reason that chickens do not lay when the days are shorter.  I do not want to go against nature.

So between the molting and the shorter days, we were getting anywhere from no to 2 eggs a day for a total of about six eggs a week.  We ate a lot of oatmeal during this time.

I think our egg drought is OVER!  Our egg collection number have gone as such: 3, 3, 4, 6, 3.  WOOOO!!!! We’re back and we’re eating omelets!!

We have some really neat colors coming in, too.  We have blue, pink with brown spots, pink with white spots and brown.  No white ones to be mentioned yet.  20141229_103452