It’s been one crazy month, but the winter is really upon us now and my girls have all but stopped laying. Seems the pea soup fog has cut the daylight to a point where they’re convinced it’s better just puff up the feathers and hunker down. I’m keeping them on the high protein layer ration with flax, but cutting down the scratch and corn. From everything I’ve read it’s key to keep the protein level up as they enter the molt.
Thanks to everybody who has been in touch and driven the extra mile to buy my eggs. I’m very proud of my small flock and love to hear the positive feedback. I can’t wait until spring to try out some new ideas for feed, supplements, and free-range pasturing. I’m looking forward to scaling up my duck flock, too.