First Eggs

Finally after 29 weeks my March chicks started laying. Usually my birds reach their point of lay at about 18 weeks, this year was far from the usual. I blame the delay on weather, this year Phoenix experienced brutal heat. Most of July and August hit 110, with a few days reaching 118. Although my ladies have a mist system and a fan, this kind of weather takes it’s toll.
Cooler weather has arrived, that means happy birds… and that’s what fills the egg basket.

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The Chicks Are All Grown Up

Here they are, almost at their point of lay. Expecting eggs in about 2-3 weeks. Two Easter Eggers and two Golden Laced Wyandottes.

Tonight they are enjoying a special dinner of romaine, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, and a tiny bit of cheese. 🙂

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