We suffered another breach in security at the Poultry Palace in October 2016. We however had some very fat raccoons. We restocked with chicks this spring. These girls will reach laying age this fall. The eggs will be small until summer of 2018.
Deb started raising chickens at the Seco Valley Ranch in the spring of 2010 to keep a fresh supply of eggs year-round for personal consumption. The discovery that keeping a bunch of chickens is no more trouble than keeping a few, prompted the idea of offering fresh eggs for sale. Starting with two hearty Heritage Breeds, Cubalaya and Blue Andalusian, white and cream tinted egg layers, she added to the menagerie for variation in shell color. The first two breeds are by far the best foragers, therefore producing the darkest colored yokes, but the other girls do a fair bit of scratching for bugs also. These make a colorful carton of eggs.There are an assortment of these breeds:
Download the ALBC Chicken Breed Comparison chart. These chickens are pasture raised, meaning they have free access to uncaged outdoors all during daylight hours. An automatic door installed on the chicken house facilitates daily outdoor activity even when the Davis'es travel away from home. Nighttime safety from predators is assured by the secure closing of the door at sundown. The chickens possess an internal clock that tells them when it is time to return to the house for bed. To read more about various classifications of eggs, read this article published by the Rodale Institute.
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