Tuesday, March 5, 2013

In Anticipation Of...

Our new ladies laying this summer and our old (but still young) ladies already laying, I ordered 125 biodegradable egg cartons. Now I am designing a label to put on a stamp to put on the cartons. Eggciting hug? (see what I did there?) We are getting 3 eggs a day from our 3 hens who are old enough to lay. I am expecting the new chicks to start laying in mid to late July, that will make them 22-24 weeks old, which is when our old chicks started laying. I am guessing we will get about 8-10 eggs a day. So around 6 dozen a week. Not to shabby, if I do say so myself. I am going to sell them at the Farmer's Market and possibly at the Neighborhood Co-Op if they have an egg opening.

In other news, it is snowing. Again. It has snowed more in the last week than it has in the last 2 years. I am so ready for spring. We have our sproutlets growing in the bathroom under heat lamp so they stay warm. I am ready to till and garden and be outside with the kids. It is suppose to be 60 this weekend, so we will definitely have to go out then.

The chicks are growing and growing, I hope to let them out this weekend so they can get a taste of the outdoors as well. But I did give them a couple strawberries and a dirt/grass clod. They wouldn't touch it. Crazy things. They must have eventually because they were all gone by the next morning.
What is this poison?

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