Our oldest grandson started us in the egg business. We raise our chickens for egg production. They lay brown eggs for us to sell.
We have several small groups of chickens. The oldest of the laying chickens live in a rain shelter in the fields. They can be moved around our pastures.
They are fed feed that we make from our corn and are fed natural feed purchased from Purina. They are given oyster shells for calcium and scratch feed (corn, oats, rye and sunflowers) They also scrounge for any bugs they can find in the grasses.
The retirement Coop
Then, of course, I have to tell you about the chicken retirement coup. The chickens that live here are the few that are left from first group we raised.
We get a flock of chickens every spring. They look like this.