Sunday, January 8, 2012

Brittany holiday cottage with heated swimming pool

The chickens at the Brittany holiday cottage with heated pool had not laid any eggs for over 5 weeks, i thought it due to a moult but when i looked up why chickens stop laying the most common reason is that in the winter months they simply don't get enough sun light to stimulate egg production.

With that in mind over the last week I have allowed the chickens out to forage around in the garden and in doing so gave them more access to sun light. The chicken run is surrounded by trees and I guess during the winter months the trees are screening the run from what direct sun light there is because this week I had my first eggs after the chickens roaming free.

Children staying at La Forge and La Veille maison are more than welcome to look for eggs during there stay and feed the birds.

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