Friday, February 27, 2009

Hot weather hasn't affected the hens

Our hens are still laying well despite the recent hot conditions and the lack of rain. We are expecting a 36 degree day today so it won't be very comfortable for them (or for us)!

The last 20 birds in our oldest flock are being sold on Sunday to live as backyard chooks - then we start getting the shed ready for the new flock of 300 which will arrive towards the end of March.

We will be a bit busy today spraying water around the sheds and putting ice in the hens' water to keep it cool - as well as the usual chores of egg collection, grading and packing. About 120 dozen eggs will be delivered on our usual weekly run to Phillip Island today and we are packing for the Churchill Island Farmers' Market on Saturday.

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