It’s been a long, cold winter but with the spring sun we are finally seeing an increase in our flock’s egg production. During the summer, we can get up to 24 eggs a day, however with the very cold temps, lots of snow, and far too much dampness we’ve had around here, this winter we were getting about 5 eggs a week. If that.
I know that we weren’t alone. Many of my chicken friends were noticing the same things in their flocks. Egg production is supposed to decrease during the dark months but this was ridiculous.
Just what am I going to do with 5 eggs when my son the gymnastic uses that many as a “snack” when he gets home from practice?
And I sure as heck, wasn’t going to buy store eggs after preaching to my chicken workshop students (and to readers of this blog) about their evils with regard to nutrition. Continue reading