Sunday, May 5, 2019

New laying hens

On the 23rd and 24th April we collected 150 point-of-lay Colombian Blacktails from their Launceston hatchery, and brought them to their new home on the farm. They have settled in really well; they are already exploring the field and the other two chicken-sheds, and have started laying good-sized eggs already, a few more every day. We hope to have enough eggs to recommence supplying St. Just and Pendeen Farmers' Markets, and select local eateries too, before the end of May. Most of our oldest chickens were adopted by local families and small-holders, and the few we were left with were integrated into our middle-aged flock.
If any local volunteers wish to get involved with looking after our hens and collecting eggs, please contact us on 788454.

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