The approaching of the sunshine means a brand new season of eggs.


Its typically laborious to persuade clients that eggs have a season

as everyone knows there’s all the time a plentiful provide within the retailers all 12 months.

 

However like all issues in nature, when left to stay as naturally as is feasible whereas nonetheless being within the care of us people, our humble chooks match into the rhythm of the photo voltaic clock .

 

Because the Autumn Equinox approaches (By the way in which that happens on March 21or 22) The day size begins to shorten the birds lay fewer eggs or cease laying altogether and go right into a moult.

Throughout the moult a hen will cease laying and shed its previous feathers that are changed by new feathers.

After the Winter Solstice  (marking the shortest day)  The times begin to lengthen and the hens begin laying once more. By Spring there are considerable eggs for all to share.

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As the times lengthen just a little extra shifting into September the hens begin to search for nesting websites to allow them to safe a clutch of eggs to brood,  then  hatch chicks.