- May 6, 2015
My "girls" and Nels, their rooster (my disabled daughter loves "Little House on the Prairie") are really pets, each with her own name and her personality as well as egg-color, is well-known by the family. They are 5 years old and continue to faithfully lay 5-6 days a week.
I was in 4-H and laying hens were my favorite project. Back in the '60s, I didn't have access to hybrid chicks - I created my flocks with "giveaways" of various breeds which did not have the "brooding" genetically modified out of them. It was fun to have setting hens but difficult to send the cockerels away to be used as food by other local families.
I look forward to meeting the BYC membership. See you in the forums!