Well we’ve got some good news in the egg-laying department.
This past week we were able to purchase 20 new laying hens to see if we couldn’t up the ante of the egg production around here. The hens we had previously may have missed the memo…or maybe they didn’t read over their job description. Either way, their daily egg average was, well, not meeting expectations.
In any case, the new ladies in the coop are doing some serious work. It was a big surprise how many eggs we already had before a day had gone by. Now, they’re averaging about 17 eggs a day and breakfast just got tastier. Jason’s excitement had him checking the coop for eggs more than a few times before daybreak last week.
The idea behind all of this is to continue increasing our self-sustainability. That way, we are becoming more cost-effective and better stewards of the ministry’s land. With how well these new hens have been doing, we hope to buy 20 more in the near future. This will allow us to have enough eggs to provide for everyone living on the property these days.
This year we were able to purchase chickens thanks to donations from last year's Gift Catalog. If you’re interested in contributing to the hen fund to provide us with more eggs, check back soon for our 2011 Gift Catalog.