I am molting! I am molting!

Well, not me…the hens! I can imagine them saying “I am molting, I am molting” in their best hen impersonation of  the Wicked Witch of the West voice.

Right now many of our hens are in their molting process. This is completely natural. Each year hens will molt their feathers and get new ones. They become a little unsightly while this is happening.

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During this process most of the hens will stop laying eggs for a couple months. This means we may not be able to fill all of our egg requests during this time. The hens are laying about half of what they normally lay. If you want to buy eggs make sure to call ahead just to be safe.

Happy molting!