We have a couple hundred egg layers on the farm. We lost 25-30 earlier this year to a fox, and need to bring the flock back to the right size.
4 weeks or so ago, we received an exotic assortment from our chick breeder. They are truly tiny little balls of fluff, and needed plenty of time protected and warm in the brooder.
Night time temperatures have been trending warmer, so this flock went out on the field yesterday. Still tiny, they can barely be seen in the grass! All sorts of shapes, sizes and colors..their eggs will be too. We love to start day old peepers here on the farm..it is months before these girls will produce eggs, and we enjoy how lovely the pullet eggs are, and watching these birds grow and mature. Lights on at night until they look adjusted.