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Laying Hens

My hens are so weird.  The temperature drops to 60, and they go from laying 5 eggs a day to 2 or 3.

Then the temperature precipitously drops to freezing, and it snows.  And what do I get?

Pastured Poultry


#AceWorldNews – NETHERLANDS – Nov.30 – A fourth poultry farm bird flu outbreak was discovered in western Netherlands, in the Zoeterwoude municipality, near to the sites of the previous outbreaks. 74 more words


Prelude to Winter and Hens that Refuse to Lay

Well, we didn’t get seven feet of snow here this week, but there are flakes on the forecast for Wednesday. For a place that’s usually sunny and seventy degrees on Thanksgiving Day, that’s pretty crazy. 447 more words


1200 Calves, a Dozen Eggs, and the Start of Winter...

The last six weeks have been truly a blur. This time of year I loose sense of the day of the week as the days all seem to run together amidst a common theme — 446 more words


The Many Faces of Autumn

Autumn/November is a point of transition. A bridge between summer and winter, an occasion of stark contrasts. A time of rest and busyness, low sun and long shadow, harsh rains and soft mists, grayness and brilliant color. 139 more words

Farm Life

do gmo's stop chickens laying?

Once again we made our pre-winter laying hen cull, to eliminate free-loaders from the gravy train.  Two dozen hens — part of a flock we inherited from another farm — were removed from roll call, and of these only one had an egg in her innards.  102 more words

Laying Hens

What Does Homesteading Mean?

Homesteading could mean a lot of things. Living completely off your own land, for example. That would be true homesteading. It’s not something you see a lot of these days, even in a farming community. 469 more words