Monday 3 March, 2014
We record the number pf eggs we collect from each of our two henhouses each day. At the end of each month, I total it and, with reference to the number of days in the month and the number of hens in the house, I calculate productivity.
For February, the green house, with the remaining 27 of the 40 pullets that I bought in October is at 82%. The brown house, with 17 hens I bought POL April last year and 28 Black Rocks that I bought day-old in Spring 2011 ????, is at 47%. I suspect most of the production is coming from the 2013 birds :-)
Once the chookmobile is finished, the 28 Black Rocks are going in there, with the "Scratchers" and I'll combine the two batches from last year - leg rings ordered yesterday.