Back in August when I got 26 baby chicks I had no idea they would all survive. It’s unheard of, but having them inside the Super Max has kept them all safe from harm. Though they do free range every day nothing as of yet has preyed on them.
Now those 26 chicks are all fully grown and should start laying by the end of the month. The coop was cramped with chickens at night taking up every inch of the 15 feet of perching posts I have for them. I wondered how I was going to deal with the potential of two-dozen eggs a day. It was time to sell some hens, and luckily I knew of someone looking for some.
I parted with one of each breed, so now I have four of each variety and Blue, the rooster. I still have too many chickens, but the 20% reduction in the flock will save me a lot of trouble and food expenses. I’m thinking the eggs will start coming at the end of the month after the solstice. I’m taking orders.