Do you ever wonder what newspaper headlines would look like if our world revolved around agriculture? I’m sure this particular headline would make its appearance every year around February or March.
Our seven laying hens decided to start laying their first eggs two days before we moved. Great timing ladies! I really can’t complain. You don’t realize how much you have come to rely on fresh eggs until the egg drought of winter. Sure, I could add a light and have the hens lay year-round, but these are only seven month old hens and I like the idea of having my hens go through a natural molt for a month or so. I cry a little bit when I go to make muffins or something and have no eggs, but I trudge through.
Since we have three new breeds this year, I’m not sure who is laying which. Of our four Speckled Sussex, two Black Australorps, and one Black Sexlink, I have found a couple different shades of brown. One is very light, almost white, and the other is much darker brown than my previous chicken breeds laid. Ah, the interesting life of chicken keeping.