It's been a while since we looked at output so I've just checked our winter statistics. Bear in mind that Wilhelmina wasn't laying before she died on 31st March so these stats are from 4 chickens. As the number of daylight hours increase so does egg production.
Number of Eggs
All sales profits go to buying mixed corn, layers pellets and layers mash. To date no one has worked out exact feed figures but I reckon that in 6 months they've consumed approx 3 bags @ c. £7.50 each. It's a definite profit which, for short and dark winter days is excellent! Being such spoilt girls, as well as their usual grit and oyster shell, they are given LOTS of other treats on the side in the way of fresh fruit, green vegetables, lawn clippings through which they love to scratch. At intervals, they are also allowed out of their own Bamboo garden to go on slug patrol around the garden.
We miss Wilhelmina's whiter than white eggs! R.I.P!
Post a Comment