Our freezing weather blew out and we’re back to balmy. That’s the way it is here in coastal N.C. The girls are happily clucking and growing feathers AND one of them is even laying an egg a day. I feel elation. I prefer to eat eggs from my own girls.
Now, my internal debate about raising new chicks this spring, is back on. If I raise two more chicks, I’ll have four chickens in the pen come summer. Is that too many? If I have new chicks, I’ll be guaranteed eggs next year. If I don’t, it’s an iffy proposition. What to do?