My EE was 16 weeks when she laid her first egg so it could happen any time now. She is still the only one of the whole crew laying and that includes the red stars! That's amazing! My EE's are 18 weeks now and two of the others look like they could start anyday now. The 4th one still looks a little immature so we'll have to wait on her. It's so exciting to get that blue-ish egg!
Hawkeye, we're holding our breath for the next salaried employees layoff this friday. There will be 320 laid off and another 300 after that so we're still waiting and wondering. It's the pits! I don't want to imagine leaving this place.
I really love my brown eggs, but it would be neat to have a blue egg, too. But I'm pretty content with what I have.
Eeek! That is scary about the upcoming layoff! I know how you are feeling, for sure. Although, now that we know, it's actually more stress relieving than not knowing. But still-- we don't know what we're going to do, other than the plant is shutting down. My DH sure thinks that he is going to be able to stick around with his job longer than the company is saying. I think he's in la-la land. His group has no manager here-- his manager is in St Louis and his paycheck comes from St Louis, so it *is* true that he will not follow the Wichita plan only because they should have their own plan set up from the managers in St Louis. It's kind of a mess and I think it's giving my DH false hope that St Louis might keep them here and rent out a building or something. A coworker came up with that idea. Whatever. I'm staying out it now, and I'll be the one to stay realistic. I hope your Dh will be okay. That is a lot of layoffs-- and on top of OURS.... that is going to be a lot of people out of work in Wichita. I don't think this will be the place to find new jobs with so many people searching and only a handful of jobs open.
What a mess this morning turned out to be. I started in on my little coop and I my DH had taken my drills and they were gone. I called him to find out where they are, and then he told me he changed out the bits and the bits I need are in the barn... hu?? So then I was out there trying to get stuff together to start and two of my kids came out screaming and crying like they had been dropped down the stairs. Geez. So I go in and and sort that out, and the next thing I know, they want drinks, they want this or that, or they are back to fighting. Seriously, I need a freakin' break!! It is nearly impossible to get anything done around here. So now that I've been in here, I gave up on getting out there and have been trying to secure some round bales for this year and into winter. I called my hay guy, but he wants $85 for brome rounds. No way, Jose! He said he has Prairie, but I told him I'm not buying it if it's weedy and not nice. He promised to pick me out the best. So we'll see, he wants $50 including hauling. I'm annoyed with how much everything is going up so fast and here we are in recession, and who can keep up with these prices?? I remember when we used to buy round bales for $10 a piece! That was when I was a kid... but still-- up to $85 for Spring cutting is ridiculous.
I've listed a rooster on the swap. Honestly, I'd let him go for free, but figured I'd put him there for $5, he's listed on CraigsList too. I don't know who is going to want a rooster. And since he's silkie, I don't want to eat him (black skin)... ick.