The hens have almost all recovered from The Ugliest Molt Ever.... gosh they looked terrible. But they still have a ways to go. For most of the summer they pretty much were told to "get out there and free range because it's free"...and we got plenty of eggs. But then they all molted, horribly, and stopped laying. So we got them some high protein layer feed. And a light for the hen house.
Hopefully they are going to get back to business. We don't need tons of eggs - but some would be nice. One is a start, right?
It occurred to me that, aside from an odd hatchling here or there, most of our laying hens are 3 or 4 years old - or older. So we need to get our act together if we want eggs on a regular basis. Otherwise we just have a bunch of slackers out there. We'll work on this.
Also, the meat roos starting crowing about 3am this morning. I can assure you that it will be quiet by end of day on Saturday.
Happy Wednesday everyone!