Our hens aren’t laying.
It is cold, and dark, and they need daylight for egg production.
So we rigged up a light a week ago that comes on early in the morning to extend the light to closer to the 14 hours they need.
Still no eggs. But I’m hoping every day.
Last year we got our first eggs from this group of hens on Christmas Eve. I dare to dream that they are soaking up the light with the plan to fill the nesting box in less than two weeks.
Never has a chicken so resembled a teapot in its cozy!
This happy and warm chicken lives at Shelburne Farms in northern Vermont.