Homestead: Chickens In Winter
Our chickens are doing well, in spite of the cold temperatures. Tim put a heat lamp in their coop to keep them warm overnight, and on those days when the temperatures have stayed in the low 20's or high teens.
Here are three of them free ranging on the property yesterday. This is up by the house and I snapped this photo on my way to Rachel's cello lesson.
The 4 roosters went to the butcher a few weeks ago. They are now in the freezer.
The hens have slowed down the egg production quite a bit. 9 hens and we are only getting 2-3 eggs a day. It will pick up again when the temperatures warm up. I'll be glad of that. There is nothing quite like fresh eggs.