Hi <<First Name>>,
You may have noticed we don't have many eggs in the customer fridge anymore. The egg production has dwindled to a trickle at this point. The days keep getting shorter, the nights keep getting colder, and the older chickens take a break for a few months laying only couple eggs a week or nothing at all. The good news is we are expanding the the layer flock to both have more eggs for our customers, as well as a more consistent supply of eggs year round.
There are currently 100 chicks in a newly built brooder that should be laying by March. The goal is to grow the layer flock to 500 egg layers by fall of 2023. If we're going to produce eggs, we need the scale to be large enough to bring in some income and pay for the time it takes to care for chickens. 500 is the tipping point so, that is what we are aiming for. The egg layers will be rotated on pasture using poultry netting and an eggmobile and the layers will be fed NON-gmo feed. There's not very many truly pastured egg layer flocks of any size in this area so I think this will be a chance to provide some amazing quality eggs to the community.
In the meantime, the older layers should kick back into gear by January and the new layers by March. Till then...