Blogging Challenge (Day 26): Chicken Update

I posted on this blog before about my back yard chickens, but it has been a while since I’ve given an update. We’re up to 15 birds now, 2 of which are roosters and one that hasn’t started to lay yet. The roosters are getting along just fine for the time being, but the chickens are allowed to free range on about 1.5 acres, so they really only see each other at night and don’t sleep in the same coop together.

Anyway, my oldest birds that are now 1.5 years old have gone into a molt. They don’t lay eggs when they’re molting, so egg production has dropped dramatically. I consider 6 eggs a really good day, but usually only get about 3. Between the molt and the length of days decreasing, the chickens are hardly laying.

I’m looking forward to the spring when things pick up again.

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