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 crustyย garlic bread for the men ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย It was yummy ๐Ÿ™‚ I used gluten-free noodles so I could eat it too ๐Ÿ™‚

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 loseย 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ 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 itย and fluff what feather they have left. Lets hope this is over for them soon ๐Ÿ™‚

14 Comments on “Rainy Day Walk…

  1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Thank you for liking my post ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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!

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