Our fine flock of some forty hens (and one rooster) are doing fine. They are currently producing around three dozen eggs per day, which monks and guests can enjoy on a daily basis if they so choose.
The flock is completely free range and spends the daylight hours each day roaming and scavenging in a large expanse of land, part of which they share with the sheep and donkey. At night the chickens are safely in their spacious coop, which no predators can enter.
Our animals keep us close to nature and are another expression of God’s creation, of which we are all a part, giving glory to God in various and sundry ways.
From a beautifully green Chama Canyon, thanks to the snowfall and rains over the past several months,
Abbot Christian and the monks