We went on a walk in the rain yesterday… it was a cold day, but we all needed to get out to a new location and take a walk. Baxter was quite observant…
And Chase was running all over exploring…
We then came home to homemade turkey noodle soup I had made from leftover from thanksgiving. I included crusty garlic bread for the men 😉 It was yummy 🙂 I used gluten-free noodles so I could eat it too 🙂
Today was slightly warmer, but it is defiantly winter. The ladies are letting us know too as they are molting and only giving us about 2 eggs a day.
I feel bad for them… it can’t be fun to lose all your feathers when it is so cold, and the girl above is just starting some of her sisters are worse off. Poor things… but I miss my eggs too 😦 We have been giving them a little extra protein and treats to help them as well as putting on the light to help them warm up in the morning. They seem to like it as they stand under it and fluff what feather they have left. Lets hope this is over for them soon 🙂
Oh, I hated to hear the word ‘molting.’ Our hens have been molting and we have just started to get a couple of eggs a day from 12 hens. We miss our fresh eggs, and this time of year we’ve had to resort to actually buying them at the store to have enough to bake with. Hope they get over it quickly for you.
Yes it’s like a dirty word for us chicken keepers 😉 We have 10 hens and most are molting so 2 eggs a day wont do well once baking season starts again in my house Saturday. I hope your ladies heal quick. We found the heat light and extra protine and scratch helps the process go a little faster 🙂
Some of ours are molting too and they do look so sad!
It is sad and not my favorite time of year for them 😦
My girls (1 rhodie, 3 wyandottes) are ending molt but probably won’t start laying again until February or so when I start putting a light in the coop in the early morning. Meanwhile, I’m buying free range eggs at $4/dozen 😦
Yes the light does help…. we had to put one in the coop with out 10 as I wanted the eggs to keep coming if it could 🙂
Yum. I love soup in the winter! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!
Soup is the best cold weather food especially when it is homemade 🙂
That’s what I had for lunch! It was so easy, and so yummy!
Always a good comforting meal 🙂
and it’s still raining, and I’m still making more soup! Settling in for the winter.
Good idea 🙂
Thank you for liking my post 😉 my son said, “we like your puppies and your chicken!” we live in a rural community and also enjoy all the beautiful nature outside city limits. I love your photos, thank you for sharing!
You are welcome 🙂 I am glad you and your son liked the pups n chicks 🙂