I’ve written several times about the joy of hens on my other blog, October Girl, but it seems like our girls deserve a site of their own.
A little background: my husband and I both grew up with chickens. He, on a farm in Prince Edward Island, where they raised both laying hens and meat birds, and I, on a little farm in South Carolina, where I had 45 layers and an egg business by the time I was a teenager.
Someday, we would love to have enough acreage to increase our flock size and raise our own meat chickens as well, but for now, we have 15 happy hens in a tidy backyard coop, where we get an average of a dozen eggs a day. There are few things as satisfying as walking outside and coming back with a basket full of beautiful fresh eggs, many still warm to the touch.
After stockpiling so many eggs in the fridge that we couldn’t find space for an extra gallon of milk, we’ve finally gotten confident enough in our hens’ laying consistency to start sharing them with friends.
That’s where this blog comes in. I want the friends who enjoy our eggs to be able to see what’s going on with the ladies who provide them and the little experiment in self-sufficiency of which those ladies are a part. So keep checking back for updates, profiles of the girls themselves, and behind-the-scenes glimpes of life on our mini-farm.