Last year we added chickens to the farm to improve our pastures, the natural way! They're is nothing finer then chickens scratching and chickens pooping on a pasture. I'm happy to share the science of it all but that's for another Blog topic...and another blogger! So, having chickens it was and we have enjoyed having them.
All those facts became reality, except maybe one....productivity. Again, I am not going to address all the chicken realities we've rearranged our farm for, just the most recent.
We spent a great deal of time last month putting up hay, cutting and baling and stacking ever so beautifully in the barn, Whew! A huge task done. The sheep will be fed this winter! Wait, whats all that clucking I hear? It was as if we'd sold tickets to THE chicken gathering of the century and we'd asked them to arrive earlier then the gates were opened. I mean those gals were lined up to get in. All in, around and over those bales they came. They were picking at the seed heads and just enjoying the change to their environment....so I thought that's all they were doing.
Ok, ok, I know I still haven't gotten to the point. We sell the eggs, right? We have a pretty standard order to deliver each week, pre sold! That's great. Each day we collect eggs and each Saturday we deliver them. That's the routine.