Meander, eat, meander, eat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
In other chicken news: I’m getting no eggs. The hens lay depending on the number of hours of light in the day, and apparently we get too few now for them to lay. I think they need about 12 hours of daylight to keep laying. Online I read about having a light on in the coop. You can buy timers too so that the light goes on and off as needed so that the hens get the 12 hours of light they need a day. Lots of people do this. Lots of people also leave a light on all night for heat and egg purposes. There was also some talk of letting the hens have the winter off because it’s part of their natural laying cycles.
I haven’t decided what I want to do yet, and I don’t currently have electricity out to where the coop is. So at the moment I’m just not getting eggs. I may reconsider the setup as the weather gets colder, but I’ll let you know as things change. Any chicken owners have thoughts on winter lights for hens?
There you have it. A little update on the few chickens I have left. Don’t worry though; I’ll get new chicks in the spring and we’ll start our journey again. Thanks for letting me share this hobby with you. If you can’t tell, I really like it!