So what do you do with free range chickens in the winter?
Good question. Thank you for asking.
Since we live in Minnesota, our free ranging hens do not free range all year. Instead, when the snow begins to fly, we bring them inside.
They have nesting boxes to lay their eggs in.
They also have areas to roost.
This day I brought the hens some left over lettuce scraps. They attacked them. Usually they are fed grains and grit.
For all the love we give them, they thank us with about nine dozen eggs each day.
Soon the temperatures will rise and the hens will be able to go outside again. The calendar says Spring starts next week, but here in Minnesota we just never know.
Easter is just around the corner and everyone knows that “older” eggs peel better. Make sure to stop by the farm today and pick up a dozen or so. Click here for our current egg prices.