I understand hens quit/slow down laying after some 3 years. At that time do y'all kill and eat, keep as "pets", or ????
if you only have a couple it's not badI don't have mine yet, but they will be pets. After they quit laying they can keep my yard bug free, my garden fertilized and my face smiley.
And I will get new chicks for eggs and hope I can intergrate them.
Oh yes, for me there will only be a couple. Silkies for pets only (only 2 or 3) and 2 or 3 egglayers as pets. It's just the two of us, we don't need a ton of eggs and the poop to go with it!if you only have a couple it's not bad
but i had about 50 total
the feed bill was over $100 a month
the ones not pulling their weight had to go by-by