9 Golden Eggs! We started our chicken parent lives with 9 chicks from Tractor Supply last spring with 9 RSA red laying hens. Honestly we figured we'd probably lose a few along the way but it just didn't happen. The little fuzzy wonders started out in our bathrooms and then went to the guest room in a St. Bernard crate as they got bigger. Then they moved out to the coop and thankfully winter went away pretty quickly. They started laying eggs in July and we now consistently get 8-9 per day. We feed them organic non gmo from a company here in VT as well as supplementing scraps, grass and scratch feed. The ladies are quite a group and we love them and the fine food they give us daily. We have given away some eggs but have recently begun putting them up for winter in water glass solution. Also we've been making a bunch of home made egg pasta for winter as well. I'm posting some pics. We are at 1900 ft in the Green Mtns of Vermont and so our chickens are in the run a lot but also in our fenced in yard. Lately we've had some rather large hawks show up to say hello so I'm working on ideas to protect them (their run is overhead netted. Falls here and winter wont be far behind so there are many projects to get done, but my next chicken project is to build a pitch roof awning over their run to slough snow. In a normal winter up here we will have 3-4 feet of snow pack and a heavy winter haha. It's gonna be fun getting the ladies through this winter.