Our first experience with chickens has taught us much about their behavior and needs, and that’s a good thing. It has also sharpened our focus on how many we want to keep and how we want to bring them along.
On the other hand, our first chickens were an economic waste, producing surprisingly few eggs for all the care and feeding they received. Today’s program is an honest, rueful reflection on the mistakes we think we made and what we are learning from them. The two chickens we still have are no longer laying, so they have become unsociable, demanding pets. We plan to welcome them to our dinner table soon.