Barbara explained that chickens lay eggs until the days start to get shorter in the fall, and resume around Easter time (I never knew the connection between Easter and egg-laying before now!) Although some recommend using artificial light during the winter months to encourage more laying, it may shorten the number of years a chicken is fertile in the long run.
Chickens who feel like their coops are being taken over by nosy, noisy humans will make a b-line for the house. These gals are ready to move in.
I love the colors of these Cubans.
Mark is holding Ming-La, king of the farm, everyone’s favorite Chinese rooster.
I intentionally bought a small “ark” coop so that I wouldn’t be tempted to overextend myself with a large flock, but after seeing these beautiful birds, I’m kinda wishing I’d made room for more….
Do you have a favorite breed of chicken?
Other posts of interest:
The Joy of Chickens – guest post from LazyMom