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Chickens have arrived, but their eggs have not

800 new hens, which are called “pullets” at this age (approximately four months), moved in at the livestock farm a couple of weeks ago. 750 of these wonderful hens have already grown accustomed to the pastured-poultry lifestyle and are tucking into their mobile coops every night. The other 50 have earned various nicknames like, “OMG Seriously” and “No, That Is Not A Roost.”

We purchase new hens each year because they are the most productive in their first year of life, after they reach maturity, that is. We expected the hens to be a little more mature at delivery this year, and to have eggs for CSA this week, but they aren’t there quite yet. If you are an egg share member, you should have already received an email explaining the delayed start of the share and please except our apologies. Once the girls ramp up production, we will double up our members and (finally!) have our eggs for sale at the Farm Stand. In the meantime, we are selling eggs from the same breed of hens, raised using the same practices at our friends’ farm in Purcellville, VA – Moutoux Orchard.

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