Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Chickens on Strike

There is a red glow coming from the chicken house.

It has been the coldest December we have had in quite a few years, so the flock has been locked in the chicken house with a heat lamp on.

They seem to be on strike. I've only been getting a single egg every once in a awhile.

They don't like to be locked up & want to be out chasing bugs & eating alfalfa.

I've been having to buy eggs at the store. Boy what a difference. Our eggs have big orange yolks.

I bought the cage free, brown. omega 3 eggs. All natural, farm fresh.

Look at them.

They are pasty white with no flavor.



Shelby said...

oh my goodness.. hope it warms up for the chickens soon.

here's to better eggs and warmer weather!

Paula said...

Darn old winter! Tell those hens to buck up or we could be making Chicken Soup soon...

Stacey Huston said...

Stacey... sorry to hear about you chickens.. My neighbor has 11 hens and is STILL getting 11 eggs a day.. Not sure how.. when we had chickens the egg laying always went WAY down in the winter.. Stay warm and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Nothing compares with the taste of a fresh egg.
They say, hold out on the bugs, we hold out on the eggs. I'm curious to see who gives in first! tee hee

Dad said...

Stacey, Maybe they just need a rest. Sharon says feed them some Cayanne pepers and they will think it is summer and start laying again. Hope you had a good Christmas!! Thanks for the gifts!

Susan said...

Hold on, chickens, spring is coming!!!!!
Better not let them read my blog as we only had 2 weeks of winter and now my chickens are out chasing bugs again and eating greengrass. They may pack up their bags and fly west!

Mary said...


I remember the farm fresh eggs that we used to get on the farm. The eggs in the grocery stores are nothing like them and they save so long and must be full of preservatives. I prefer those from the farm any day.

Here is a link with some pointers on keeping chickens laying all winter. Not sure if it works. I guess it's worth a try.

calicodaisy said...

The chicken house looks nice and cozy in that snowy evening setting.