Chickens and self-sufficiency go together like boiled eggs and bread and butter, or bacon and eggs. Every morning you will be presented with fresh eggs – warm, tasty, beautiful, and just about as clean and green as food can get! (The Self-Sufficiency Handbook by Alan and Gill Bridgewater)
After four months of waiting, two of our hens have started laying eggs. We are now getting an average of 4 to 5 eggs a week. We need about 5 a day to feed our crew on site and perhaps another 20 a week to share with our friends and family.