Brooding On

Do You Want the Bad News or the Good News First?

If you're like me, you prefer the bad news first -- you know, end things on a positive note.  So, here it goes. 

We do not currently have ANY eggs to sell.

Believe me.  I know.  It's terrible.  I could give you a long drawn out multi-faceted hypothesis as to why I think that has happened.  But, I'll spare you.   Suffice it to say that we are doing everything we can to remedy the situation, but the current situation is this -- about 95 chickens are laying about 3 eggs per day.  Yes, you read that right.  It's taking us about 4 days to get a dozen eggs.  Our family eats WAY more eggs than that. 

I know you are upset.  I know it is hard to go back to store-bought eggs after having the good stuff.  Please accept my apologies. 

THE GOOD NEWS:  The chickens we added to the farm in August are nearing laying age.  John added the roosting poles pictured below to the chicken wagon this past weekend.  Those new poles and the new nesting boxes we installed a few months back make the wagon ready to house the additional layers, and we plan to add them to the flock within the week.  Hopefully, they will begin production soon, and it will not be an entirely egg-less winter. 

I get approximately 2 requests via text, email, FaceBook per day for eggs, so I know you'll be eager to hear when eggs once again become available.  I promise that we will let you know!