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Wyze Cam Time-lapse

Been playing around with our new $19.99 security camera from Wyze Labs and have to say that we have been pretty impressed so far with the device. Even with our pitifully slow DSL connection we are able to connect to the app and live stream the video.

The cameras are not weatherproof, so we are making sure to keep it under cover of some sort.

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Still Going Strong

We’ve been told that the chickens will stop laying in the shorter, colder days of winter here in New England. We are in the midst of a pretty good cold spell now, and it doesn’t look to get above 15° for the next week. Nighttime lows have been sub zero with the barn getting down to 10 or 12 degrees.

So far the girls are earning their keep. The “easter-egger” breeds have slowed a bit, but we continue to get 14 to 16 eggs a day from 29 hens.

In order to help keep them warm, we give them scratch grains right before they are ready to roost for the night. The process of digesting the grains raises their body temperature.

Fresh Eggs Daily

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