Saturday, January 30, 2016

chicken greens

Oh my its deep out there. We relocated the chicken pens in advance of last weeks 2'+ snow fall. In these conditions the mobile pens get stuck. The snow is just too deep.

And inside the hoophouse there is no snow, and both spinach and weeds keep growing.

Time is spent pulling weeds, clearing beds so we can harvest spinach in the morning.

All these buckets of weeds (4 buckets today) go into the hen pens. It's not the same as access to grass. But next week weather should melt most of the snow and the girls can get moving again.

And eggs? They are not really making them. They hate snow as much as I do.


  1. Thanks to you guys, I'm still getting 2-3 eggs a day. I feel bad that my girls don't have ANY greens, though. I try to make up for it by giving them bread, or a bowl of oatmeal on cold days. Of course, that's not feasible for all YOUR girls!

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