As if being on strike isn't enough, some of the girls decided to make a new secret nest. They've even arranged them so artfully. 😏At least this one isn't on the top of the hill. One of the eggsciting (ok, not always) things about keeping free range chickens is having Egg hunts daily! And my eggs aren't even dyed! Mother Nature made these gorgeous #buttnuggets!
🍳a little soapbox announcement: Btw, if you aren't aware, eggs labeled "free range" at the store are not free range at all. They're housed in crowded barns with a tiny little patio. Google it. Commercial egg farms and their lobbyists found a loophole. Buy "pastured" and "certified humane" eggs instead. /end soapbox
🍳 We've had to tell all our egg customers that no one will be getting the amount of eggs they've requested because of the hen strike.
🍳I've been battling a revolving door of broodiness this season. These last 2-3 weeks have been the worst. I even had 7 broody hens at the same time! Breaking them was hard work. As soon as I broke 2, 3 more would go broody. Then I'd break 2 more, and one of the broken ones would go broody again! I didn't have enough space in my broody jail! It's a very contagious disease! 🤣
🍳And of course, none of them have resumed laying. Right now I have 2 full blown broodies I'm trying to break. 🙄 Both Lacy and Pepper went broody around March, then Lacy went broody again in early May, and now both are broody again.
🍳To top it all off, I think Bowie has started to molt. It's a bit early I molt, but almost all my birds molted early last year too.
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