Sunday, November 17, 2019

65 new hens

On Wednesday 13th we collected 65 new point-of-lay hens from Blakes Poultry Supplies near Launceston, and introduced them (in between sleet and hail storms) into shed 3 along with our 55 old hens from 2017. They have settled in well (this is the first time we've put new in with old, to see how the results are, to inform future strategy) and have already started laying. This should increase egg supply over the Christmas period, when everybody wants more eggs but hens lay very little due to low daylight hours.

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