Lounging Ladies of Leisure

Farm Fresh Fact


A flock which genuinely thrives on pasture and lives outside of any confinement, will instinctually respond to all four seasons, lay eggs cyclically and enter respite from production because of two annual events; Molting and Winter Solstice. A Molting Hen sheds her old feathers for fluffy new ones to prepare for Winter, utilizing protein to generate new feathers versus eggs. Truly pasture-raised Floridian hens respond to their innate cycles regardless of Florida’s balmy Winters. Then, the Earth tilts at Winter Solstice and with shorter daylight, our hens commence their “vacation” by not laying eggs. They become Ladies of Leisure lounging in warmer spots on the pasture, dirt bathing and napping more frequently. Even the roosters instinctually know the hens are on sabbatical so their cockiness slows down! Read more