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An Early Spring Bounty

March 4, 2012

As you may well be aware, chickens, like most living, breathing beings, adapt themselves to their seasonal environment and exist within its cyclical dance. As such, most chickens tend to drop in egg production during the winter months, as their laying is linked to both light and temperature. So when both the daylight hours and temperature decrease, so does the egg supply (unless of course you are fancy-dancy and have a heated hen house and lights on for longer periods of time. Apparently, our little cement hen house was fancy-dancy at one time, since it is outfitted with both electricity and had a little wood stove, which now serves as a rotating summer robin’s nest outside of the back door of the hen house). But now, the days creep on a bit longer here, a bit longer there. And the temperature slowly betrays that spring is on its way…whether or not the temperature is forthright in its predictions of spring’s coming we cannot know. And yet, our daily egg bounty increases. But not, of course, without due shenanigans. For what would be chickens without shenanigans?

PS: Thank you, Jen, for this awesome ceramic egg carton. It is faithful to our ladies’ bounty every morning!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. carly permalink
    March 4, 2012 10:21 pm

    Just in time for easter eggs!

  2. Katie permalink
    March 5, 2012 7:19 pm

    As someone who ate one of those eggs today (and remembered what eggs are supposed to taste like!), I can say I am seriously thinking of coming out once a month to buy my Bowman eggs!

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