After a night long closed-coop meeting the hens of Oaktown Flock have announced they are now able to pay their rent and food bills. Spokeschicken Duerhea B. Orpington said the group is happy that in spite of having lost two members to neighborhood predation in past years, egg production is up and broodiness has sunk to a record low of under 20%.
In a side note D.B. Orpinton pointed out the benefits package they deliver to the farm includes manure for the compost and free bug extermination upon request. While it is difficult to assign a monetary value to these services, they contribute to the overall success of the farm venture.
The group would like to have more free roaming time on their schedule, and possibly a resident rooster and improved coop-cleaning services, but are making no demands at this time. Oaktown Farm had no comment, as they were eating breakfast.