It has been very chilly and snowy, but the chickens stlll continue to free range. They really are hearty birds. They weren’t laying eggs at all over the winter, but they now are laying huge eggs that are absolutely delicious! Our red star chicken lays the most eggs, so if you are looking for that quality i would defienently recommend them. They are also very beautiful! Th only bad thing about the snow and having chickens is that once the snow starts to melt and everything gets warmer the chicken poo starts to smell vile an it is absolutely nauseating to walk outside. Our back yard is practically poop soup! (not very yummy 😦 I am really hoping that as it starts to dry up the smell vanishes, but something is telling me it won’t. Many of our neighbors have taking a special liking to the idea of chicken keeping after they have tried our chickens fresh eggs! People have been coming over and asking for the whole speech on chicken care and pretty much asking every single question there is! It’s cool to think that we have inspired people to keep them!
We have been desperately needing fresh hay after most of ours was ruined in the rain and snow, so the chickens feet were extra muddy for a while when we didn’t have enough hay. Tip: never pick up a chicken that has muddy feet because they will have no mercy. I have definently noticed a difference in how chicken eggs taste and how store bought eggs taste. Also how our eggs are GINORMOUS compared to others. After not eating chicken eggs for a while it was pleasant to go back to the delicious eggs.
Anyway just an update on the chicken loving life since i haven’t updated in a long time! It was great to talk to you all!