Saturday, October 05, 2019

No lights in our sheds

As the weather warms up, our hens are heading into maximum production. We do not use lights in our sheds to force the hens to continue laying during the shorter daylight hours of winter. Unlike virtually all other egg producers, we prefer to allow the normal rythms of life and allow the hens to rest and recover from the stress of laying the maximum number of eggs they achieve during the year. Rather than force maximum production, we let egg laying naturally follow the seasons and deal with an egg shortage for a few weeks. It means we can’t supply all our regular customers during the time of shortage, but we have healthy, productive hens for the rest of the year.

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