O.K, I think I'm running a geriatrics ward for chickens right now. It is spring, the sun is shinning, they are outside roaming, BUT I'M NOT GETTING EGGS!!
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!! Perhaps I should motivate them by making an example of one.
Oh, I don't think I can do that.
To be honest, one of them is sick I think. She just does not move much these days. I take her down off the nest to drink, and she just sits there. Poor thing.
Also, I have a feeling that when I remove the winter straw bales, I am going to find a bunch of eggs behind there. You see my chickens are not normal. They don't lay in the nesting boxes. They lay their eggs on top of the straw bales. After a while they move too much straw and the nest kind of 'breaks'.....so I think the eggs have fallen.
We will see soon. The weather is now above zero most nights so I'm going to remove the bales before the bugs and mites come alive.
In a few weeks I'm going to get 20 more chickens, so we will see how the egg production goes. Perhaps the old gals will be jealous of the young ones, and start laying again.