Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sussex start laying!

We found the first Sussex eggs last night!  7 little brown eggs as pretty as can be.  The surprise is that they are laying about a month early and with no extra light!  The birds arrived first week of October,  which makes them only 5 months old.  I'll count this as a testament to both heritage breeds and nutrition dense feed with free ranging.
This means two things.. ..
1: we now  have an extra set of eggs available for those on the waiting list. The eggs will be small for the first month or two.  but incredibly nutritious.  This flock should produce about 40 to 60 dozen per delivery.
2: I have a new emergency project!  We have not finished the nesting  boxes. The eggs were found on the ground,  so of course we won't sell them until we get proper nesting boxes built.
Never a dull moment around here!

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