On this day, Valentine’s Day, we just want to say how much we love our girls, the hens. Well, and the rooster too.
Did you know that we have a chicken coop on our campus?
We keep chickens to help us improve our garden area. And we share their eggs with all the employees here at TS Designs. Jim Adkins, Poultry Guru at the Sustainable Poultry Network, helped us get our coop started, and we have enjoyed caring for our flock ever since.
We lost one of our original chickens recently (she passed away), and have continued consulting with Jim on why this may have happened and how we could prevent it happening to any of the other members of our flock. He checked out the remaining number of our ladies and our one man while he was here and found them very healthy. So that was good news!
Per his suggestion, we have reduced the food scraps we give them, and have added two cups of feed on a daily basis. Egg production is back to 2-3 eggs a day, which we think is a combination of the feed and the longer days.
We’re thankful for the opportunity to take responsibility for these chickens and grateful for the positive impact they provide to our campus and to our garden.