May has come and gone in a flash this year, and we're now nearly into the summer. Things are going well here on the farm. The Broilers have all been processed, and the entire batch has sold out.
Another batch of Broilers will be coming along later in the summer, and should be ready in August.
Chick days are here! I've currently got 6 broody hens with almost 40 chicks between them. These will be future roasters and egg layers. Some brown Leghorn pullets will also be joining the flock soon. Hopefully they will boost our winter egg production.
The egg laying flock is doing very well, despite the heat wave. The girls have been working hard lately. Pictured below are a pair of Easter Eggers. These are my current favorite breed. Not only do they lay awesome blue/green eggs, but they are hardy, and their colorful plumage and unique look can't be beat. A large percentage of the aforementioned 40 chicks are Easter Eggers. When they're old enough, the chicks will slowly be introduced to the main layer flock out on pasture. It's always exciting to see the latest batch of layers grow up.
And last but not least, here is Bagel, the 4 year old Bronze Turkey hen looking stunning as she shows off those fine feathers:
Till next time,