Not a lot going on here in the garden. The seasons seed catalogs have arrived. But, since I’m not planting a garden this year, I haven’t even looked through them.
Egg production for the calendar year 2013 was 1601 eggs produced from my 5 ladies. That’s 4.38 eggs per day average . They are amazing creatures. https://mygardenmychickens.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/egg-production-sheet-take-two/
My chickens have a pretty good life for chickens. But, they do not have a heated coop. There is a light bulb in a cement block under their water in the coop that keeps their water from freezing. It probably adds some heat to the coop. This last cold blast brought outside temperatures of -12 degrees F. It was 5 degrees F inside the coop. I have an electronic thermometer mounted on a wall in their coop. Everyone survived, with no signs of frostbite. I didn’t let them out of the coop all day, it was just bitterly cold. If I open the coop/run door the temperature in the coop drops quickly. I’m happy to report they are out in the covered run today with half a cabbage to peck at.