My chickens are not laying. I'm not sure why.
Last year we hatched eggs from our own chickens to replace our older girls. They grew up and started laying and now... nothing. Well, we are getting 1-3 eggs per day. That's not up to our usual dozen/day. I know the days are getting colder but we have never had such a drop off even in the dead of winter.
It calls for drastic matters!
New fall chicks are on order.
This time we are going with a heritage breed ~ Dominiques.
I ordered 18 pullet chicks knowing one or two would end up being roosters (at least I hope so).
These aren't my chickens but this is what they will look like.
|Dominique Photo Credit|
They will arrive in a few weeks.
In the meantime, mine are going to find new homes,
(the young ones possibly in the fry pan)
except dear Lizzy and she will stay to be momma hen to all the little chicks. She's been spending lots of time in the coop. Maybe she knows she's expecting. ;)
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