August 14, 2013

Getting Ready For A New Batch Of Baby Chicks

I've been raising chickens for so many years that it's difficult to remember not having these wonderful creatures and their fabulous eggs.  As anyone who raises chickens knows, when a hen gets older, she begins to lay fewer eggs.  Most breeds lay productively for five to seven years.  To maintain a steady supply of eggs, it's important, from time to time, to bring in a group of new layers.  This is usually done by ordering baby chicks and raising them to adulthood.  We're expecting new chicks any day now and a hen house has been prepared for their arrival.