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We’re making a list, and checking it over, and over, and over, and over…
We’re ordering new chickens! Yay! We’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but we’ve been waiting until we finish our new coop first. See, the demand for our eggs is really increasing, and we’re having a hard time keeping up with demand, and still having eggs left over for ourselves. (Small problem, right?) Our current coop is devided in half, with one rooster in each side with his own batch of hens. One of the groups isn’t laying. They’re a little older birds, and they just don’t lay well in general. So our plan is to butcher that group of hens, since they don’t lay. We’ve been wanting to put some more chicken in the freezer anyways. Then, we’ll order some young hens (purebred this time), and raise them. So far, we haven’t decided exactly which breed we want. Well, we have (Buff Orpingtons), but the company we’ll be ordering from requires that you select a 2nd and 3rd choice in the event that they don’t have the right breed. And we can’t decide what breed to choose as our 2nd and 3rd choices.
Stephen is coming along well on the new coop too. So we’ll butcher Red’s group of hens, move him out, and then put the new hens in there until Stephen can get the new coop completely done. We’ll leave Mr. Mack’s group alone, since they’re our good layers. (Mr. Mack and Red are our roosters)
We hope to have them ordered this week, but we’ll see. I took this picture today of a dozen of our eggs. Aren’t they beautiful?