Sunday 18 October 2020

Relying on the Rhode Island reds


October is the time of the year when the hens' productivity drops to scarcely anything. Typically we get 2 or 3 eggs a day though we broke all records last week when there were 6 eggs on a single day! It is our Rhode Island Reds we should be thanking for producing eggs. We have 3 adult hens and they often outperform the other 35 or so hens. We have been aware for some time that this breed is very productive so we have put a great deal of effort into raising chicks. We have about 12 though we don't know the proportion of hens to cockerels yet.

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