Jack and Jane, patrolling

13 Jan

The sun came out today and everyone on the farm was delighted! Jack and Jane made sure the chickens were safe from hungry hawks while Sophie and I filled water buckets and replenished hay. The air was crisp and the snow was beautiful!

2 Responses to “Jack and Jane, patrolling”

  1. Theresa January 15, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    Say, I have a couple of questions: How many chickens would you need to have to get 4-6 eggs per day? How long do the chickens lay on average?

    • pinkguitarfarm January 16, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

      For your purposes, I think about 5 Red Star hens would be perfect. Hens are daylight sensitive when it comes to laying but the Red Star’s or Black Sex Links are laying maniacs. I’ve read that they only lay consistently for about a year. I can’t verify that because all of ours became food for predators last year. 😦 There is a lot more information to share…great idea for a post! Stay tuned and/or we’ll talk about it over the phone.

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