Our egg numbers are up by some dozens, most likely due to the warm and sunny springlike days we enjoyed the past week. As our layers creep out from their winter hiatus, the longer days and fairer weather in spring will increase egg production. The photos below are chickens in a field of flowering cabbage plants. Our layers are a picky bunch, however, concentrating more on winter weeds than on the cabbage plants. Still, it's a great help to us. The green hills and pinkish white almond blossoms (as well as the aforementioned flowering brassicas) signal the approaching spring.