A history of our flock.
Got our first chickens from a local farm supply store March 12th 2010. Two out of the six chickens ended up being roos and we quickly learned that we didn't want them around so we gave them away.
First egg was on August 20th. Since then we have averaged 3 eggs per day until the cold weather and long nights arrived. Today, Nov. 18th, there were no eggs. This is the first day with no eggs since the hens began laying in August.
Update Feb, 2013: We added 2 Australorp and 2 Barred Rock hens to our flock in March 2011.
Our Rhode Island Red hen died suddenly in the fall of 2011. To this day, we don't know why she died. One day she was on the floor of the wouldn't stand on her own and was dead that afternoon. I was with her when she died.
We are getting 4 eggs per day average right now.
I don't visit this forum often and haven't posted in any thread for a long time but there is a wealth of info here if I have any questions.
Update Aug 2013: Just installed chicken nipple waterer system but have had a hard time training these older birds how to use them. When we get new chicks to add to the flock, we will start them out on chicken nipples so we don't have to train them...It really is hard to teach an old dog new tricks I guess
Egg production has decreased to 1 or 2 eggs per day since installing the chicken nipple waterer but we're not giving up. We'll keep trying to train them.