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Egg production is on the rise

In the past few weeks, the number of young hens, which we hatched out earlier this spring, have been on the rise.  It's really fun, at least for me, to go into the chicken coop in the morning to see a tiny egg sitting in the nesting box.

Because, when ever we see a tiny egg, we know that another hen has started to lay eggs.

Overall, and if my memory is correct, we'll have six new hens laying eggs this fall; which is good, as our six barred rocks are molting right now.  And, when the birds are molting, they don't lay eggs.

The other new addition to the homestead are two "Lion Head" rabbits, which Janice bought from a local breeder.  They're only a few months old, but have adapted to their new home quite well.  They are very friendly and seem to like all of the attention they've been getting.  Over the next year, we'd like to get at least one more rabbit and start breeding these cute little guys.

We still want to get ourselves some goats, but we still need to get things organized out here befroe that can happen.





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