With the longer days and a drier barnyard, the chickens are laying plenty of eggs!
Email us if you’d like to purchase eggs for Easter or other times during the year. Our flock lives in a converted horse stall in the barn, has a large barnyard to roam and scratch in and eats a varied diet. The chickens love visitors, especially, those bearing mealworms, so if you’d like to see how the chickens that produce your eggs are living, just email to set up a time to see them.
No one has “gone broody” (that is, decided to sit on their eggs and hatch out some baby chicks), but Londo has been doing his job, so if I can borrow a friend’s incubator, baby chicks are possible. Here’s Londo:
Unlike the laying hens, Londo is an Ameraucana chicken. Hopefully, he will pass along a blue egg laying gene to his daughers.
Pilgrim, our Lead Hen, was not too fond of Londo when he first came here in November. However, they seem to have ironed out their differences and are spending quality time together. Once I have my friend’s incubuator, there won’t be very many beige eggs for sale until I have some Londo daughters! Here is a photo of Pilgrim:
We’re looking forward to having several egg-based dishes for Easter this year. If you’d like Pilgrim and her friends to supply you with eggs, let us know soon — there will be a lull when I put eggs in the incubator, but having little baby chicks will be fun for everyone!