Happy National Poultry Day! Did you know: Ohio produces nearly 328 million pounds of chicken each year and is ranked 10th nationally in turkey production. Ohio’s egg, chicken and turkey farms create more than 16,850 jobs generating $385 million in earnings to the state’s economy.” Ohio Means AgriBusiness!
|Our hens lay brown eggs! They lay 1 egg each day. Sometimes
they get a little lazy and take a day off.
|A hen is a female chicken. They begin laying eggs around 17-21
weeks of age, depending on the breed.
|This is a Barred Rock hen. She is one of the kids favorites.|
|Parker is in charge of the egg collecting. He is
getting better about not breaking as many eggs.
He is still in training.
|Our hen house has nesting boxes for
the girls (hens) to lay their eggs.