Lesson 849 – Chicken Retirement

Someone pulled a switch and *whamo* it’s fall in New Hampshire.  Sweaters are now worn in the morning, decongestants are needed to unclog stuffy, allergy congested noses, and we’re starting to see a fuller range of autumn browns and golds around.

The chickens are well aware of the seasonal change. We’ve already seen a dramatic decrease in egg production prompting many of my chicken friends to ask me:

“What will you do with your chickens?”

Some of the members of my flock are over 4 years old. They’ve given us years of not only eggs, but also entertainment and companionship. Feathers are beginning to fall out and some of the girls are starting to look a little weary. What will I do with my chickens, now that they’re getting older?

Why, I’m going to let them lie in the sun to take the rests they so deserve.

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And when it’s my turn, I hope to do the same.

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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