Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Light in the coop

After Demeter laid her first egg we got no more eggs for 3-4 days. Wondering why, we phoned Ute and she said "You need to put a light in your coop." The reason is that chickens lay eggs when they think that there "baby's" have the best chance of survival and when it starts getting darker the survival level drops and they stop laying eggs. So therefore if you want eggs throughout the winter you need to put a light in your coop. So that's what we did 
and now the 'girls' are  each laying an egg practically everyday!

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