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Covid 19 and Egg Well Farm

Isn’t this Covid 19 pandemic horrible? I have never seen anything to compare in my entire life! I know you’ve probably have heard plenty about it, so I won’t dwell too much about its many horrors. I just thought I would let anyone whose interested know some of the effects we have seen at Egg Well Farm. But what is up with the toilet paper??? I just do not understand about the toilet paper!

Starting at this point after coming through the Barnstore is the location of all our breeder flocks.
Egg Well Farm entrance

At the beginning stages of Corvid 19 it seemed a lot of folks went into a full-blown panic. Everything went silent out on the highways and stores due to the quarantines. But it felt like all the people that were quarantined came to Egg Well. I know that is a huge exaggeration, but it felt that way to us. All our spare chicks and every extra pullet and cockerel were gone within a week! Our orders through our website for chicks came in so swift that we had to put “out of stock” in our inventory to give .

At first, I just thought people were getting excited about spring, but after a couple of weeks of seeing panic buying, I came to realize that we were not the only farm being sold out. We know several other breeders and farms and they all had the same situation.

It’s going to be okay, people. Just be smart, take precautions, and of course make plans for the future, but resist doing anything out of fear. I still don’t understand the deal with the toilet paper. Why is everyone crazy about toilet paper?? Still laughing here.

Just to make a side comment, I grew up in Appalachia in the mountains of Virginia where many people had outdoor toilets. Let me tell you when I was a kid, we NEVER had toilet paper. You’d grab what you could find and then throw into the big scary hole when you finished. It could be newspaper, the brown bags that grocery stores put groceries in, those old tee shirts, anything! We had 12 people in our house with 10 kids, so sometimes we were looking for stuff to use.

I guess with that background growing up, I know I can do without the toilet paper if I had too, but we’ve been blessed to not run out so far. But not once has anyone in our family ran out and purchase more than one pack of toilet paper. If I’m going to stock up on something, it’s going to be food! You cannot eat toilet paper.