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21 February, 2020 - We have eggs!

   

     
 

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Br. Aaron collects about a dozen eggs per day from the monastery's chickens. Click to enlarge.

     

           

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Chickens keep safe and warm in the hen house.

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It seems like only yesterday that the abbey's baby chicks and ducklings arrived. Well, the hatchlings have all grown up and began laying eggs of their own just over a week ago.

At first there were two or three eggs each day, but now Br. Aaron is collecting close to a dozen daily. 

         
 

That's not bad for a brood of 15! The eggs will be a welcome addition in the monastery kitchen.

In related news, a weasel wiped out the monastery's ducks, but the abbey ordered a new group of ducklings and they are doing well. Hopefully they will also begin producing eggs in the near future.

 

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Br. Aaron with a red star chicken. Some of the abbey's ducks can be seen in the background. Click to enlarge.