“The girls” as we call them are free range during the three seasons, but they are confined to the insulated chicken coop during the winter. It’s during the winter months that the pecking order is most evident. We have a few different breeds, Barred Rock, Brown Leghorn, and my favourite Easter Eggers, combining these eggs in a basket is country beauty at its best.
There certainly is a sense of satisfaction when taking good care of all our assorted hobby farm residents. With the start of extended daylight and the end of winter in sight, the relief is visibly felt by all to know the season does come to an end.