Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Chickens in Apricot Orchard

Layers are sensitive to extremely hot weather, and the stress from the heat causes them to lay fewer eggs. We manage by providing our flock with cooler ground with ample shade. Once our apricot harvest is finished, normally by mid-July, our chickens are moved into the orchard.

During the summer, our chickens get to eat tomato, pepper, and melon culls.