I still have the same chickens as I had before. Next fall I wlil probably cycle 2 of them out so as some of them are slowing down, I can have some strong layers that just came in and they don't all go downhill at the same time. For now, Penny, Maggie, Wilson, Hedwig, Shadow, and Midge are all lovin life in the coop. Probably Hedwig and Wilson will be on the meat bird list. I will evaluate when the time comes.
I've had some trouble with the bees recently. They found themselves queenless just the last week or so. I could have just let them fizzle and put it out of my mind til next year but I bought them a new queen even though they are unlikely to survive the winter queen or no queen. I did it because I can't learn about fall or winter beekeeping unless I am...you know...beekeeping. So she's been in her cage since weds and I'd like to let her out but it's been too cold. It's been so cold and their population is so low that wasps have been able to walk in and out of the colony with impunity. I've had to seal the entrance totally. They are clustered since it's quite chilly but the wasps have been able to function just fine. Poor bees. Next year will be better.
I got 65 lbs of honey from them, and I left them with like 100 lbs for winter. They are unlikely to make it through winter because their colony is weak. Hopefully they will do so before they've had a chance to eat all that honey so I can have plenty for my bees next spring.