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How to Care For Laying Hens


Back in February, we ordered 20 chicks of various laying breeds through the mail [2]. They were all guaranteed to be hens, but if you have watched my latest episode of “Small Talk With Smockity Frocks”, [3]you’ve heard evidence that they are definitely NOT all hens.

Meet Justice.

And Johnny Cash. (Get it? The Man in Black [4]?)

By the way, when you see a panicked look on my face in my webisodes, it is because there is little person carrying a chicken in between me and the camera. It is all I can do not to yell, “CUT! I can not work under these conditions! SECURITY!!!”

And then I realize I have no security team, and my production team is a bunch of barefoot little girls carrying chickens under their arms and I continue on with the interview, but that explains the nervous twitch.

So, now that our 19 hens (one extra came in the shipment) are giving us these beauties, I thought I would share some of the things we have learned about caring for laying hens.

Do you have any tips for how to care for laying hens?