Written by Prospector on Jan 2, 2011
So things are finally clicking in the way they were supposed to in the first place.
Right now we are harvesting about 6 eggs daily, with only some of the girls on-line. Production should pick up as the days get longer. Right now we are getting:
1-2 eggs per day from the 4 Wyandot hens
1 egg/day from the 3 Chanty hens
1 egg/day from the 1 ISA Brown
1 egg/day from the 1 Rhode Island Red
2/3 egg/day from the 1 Black Sex link
1 egg/day from the 1 Americauna
Over the Christmas break this has been just right for eating, but we enjoy bacon and eggs and french toast, and have time to cook when we aren;t working. Once we go back to work it will be a little different I am sure. We were buying 18 eggs/week before the girls started laying.
We have been looking for a reasonably priced incubator for a while now, but it seems more and more unlikely that we will find one as time goes on. I am considering converting a household Yogurt maker into a 'bator, but have to figure out some technicalities o it before I immerse myself in the project.
If we can hatch out some chicks, things will really be going well.