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!!