Prepper Diary and Homestead Update for November 10

As fall comes to a close, its time to winterize the homestead and make sure the livestock is protected from snow, wind, and cold weather.

Our chickens set a record, laying six eggs per day, more than we can eat. We gave away our third dozen and are planning to give eggs to two other friends in the next week.

Considering that temperatures are falling and the days are getting shorter, the increased quantity of eggs is good news. It also means that when next spring rolls around, we should get close to 12 eggs per day as production usually rises in the spring and summer months.

One egg was tiny and a lighter color. I can only assume it was the first egg ever from one of the Speckled Sussex hens, which are supposed to reach maturity two weeks later than our Red Star hens.

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