• Farm Life

    We have more chickens

    We seem to have bad luck with getting roosters instead of hens. The last time we wanted 1 rooster and 3 hens, we ended up with 2 roosters and 2 hens. That brought our hen total to 11. That seems like it should be enough hens for a family of 4, but it wasn’t. We eat a lot of eggs, I cook with eggs, and I drink eggs (a real Whiskey Sour is made with an egg white).  In the summer, 11 laying hens would bring about 7-10 eggs a day, but in winter 11 hens would only bring 4-6. And with *only* 11 layers, you have to hope that…