Six laying hens are the perfect number to keep us supplied with eggs.
When things got weird this past March and eggs were in short supply, I decided to keep a dozen hens. Then added another 6 to the mix because so many people were asking to buy eggs. Well, that worked well until the past couple of weeks, then suddenly the eggs were starting to pile up in the frig. Hated to keep pestering my regular egg customers to see if they needed any eggs, which I did do, so yesterday I let it be known on Facebook, we had a dozen laying hens that needed a new home. By last night, they were all gone.
Now we’re back to 6, plus the rooster.
I spotted a broody hen on the nest yesterday.
Have you ever heard of one?
Sticker to the first person who tells me what that is (without cheating and looking it up on Google) 😉
She was still on the nest when I got home from work, so I took a can of red spray paint and painted her tail. I can’t tell one chicken from another, so I’m hoping I didn’t accidentally send her packing last night when I was catching chickens in the dark.
I’ll know more in an hour.
We have guests with us currently whom we haven’t seen in 30 years. We met them when we lived in West Milford New Jersey. They reached out to us a month ago, when they were making plans to visit Mount Rushmore. Since we were just an hour out of the way on their route, they asked if they could spend the night.
It has been good to catch up on life.
Any of you have any plans to travel any time soon? If you’re ever in our neck of the woods, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Well, I can hear our guests stirring so I better call this a wrap.
Any thoughts on supply and demand, broody hens, vacations, friends you haven’t seen for a while, living on the East Coast, or whatever else is on your mind?
Sounds like today is going to be a cooker.
Glad I have the day off.
Take care. DM
Update 45 minutes later…good news! The broody hen is still here. 🙂 I didn’t accidentally grab her in the dark when I was catching chickens. Life is good.