Eggs on the up

Your Chickens - - Charlotte's Chickens -

It is not al­ways the hens that you think will be the best lay­ers in the win­ter that ac­tu­ally are the best. I have found that my hens that go broody a lot in the late spring and sum­mer have laid rather well this win­ter. This is, I think, be­cause they have laid less eggs over­all in the year and there­fore keep lay­ing on and off through the win­ter; they are also of course still try­ing to go broody but are not ad­ven­tur­ous with their choice of nest, so it is not too dif­fi­cult to find their eggs!

Af­ter we have the short­est day in De­cem­ber lay­ing al­ways picks up even though day­light is still at a pre­mium.

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