Friday, November 1, 2013

How Are the Chicks Doing?

I thought you might be wondering how the chicks were doing...and they're doing great.  They are growing and growing; now they are covered with feathers instead of their baby down.  Basically, they're not cute anymore.  But we're one month closer to having more eggs!

Here is a picture for comparison.

Meanwhile, the egg production of my hens has decreased due to the shortened days, so I'm trying something to see if I can increase it.  I've got a light in the coop set to come on at 5:00 in the morning.  Apparently, more light, even artificial light, can stimulate egg laying.  We'll see if it works.  One of my hens hasn't laid an egg in over a week, and I'm not okay with that.  That's why we have her!

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