This is a happy sight to see!
We like to think we have a plan. Sometimes nature outsmarts us. And yet we keep working to have our livestock be the way we want it...no vaccines, feed as clean as we can get, fields under them with no sprays of any kind but rain and well aged animal manure.
We started this flock of birds in the brooder about 8 months ago. Harsh conditions for day old chicks. It was the last available shipment from the breeders.
Our busiest time of year is the time during markets and CSA distribution. We try and time prime egg production to the market season.
These girls just provided their first egg. Looking forward to gathering dozens from them...nothing as good as an egg from these sweet gals.