The gerls are still off the lay. STILL!!
So are mine. Isn’t it awful having to buy eggs?
I’m threatening them with a roast chicken dinner….for me, not them!
I suggest Mozart.
Try buying a dozen eggs or more than you can use in a week, that should get them going. It works on the same principle as when waiting for a very long time on the phone for your call to be diverted to those ominous options 1,2, 3 or 4 – the moment you dare to start eating the sweet/piece of cake/definitely a toffee!! that has been looking at your for the last 15 mins – naturally your call is answered. Splutter!!! Good luck.
FYI I reckon I could hazard a guess on at least 8 of those herbs and spices.
Very sensible in this weather, I wouldn’t bother laying either.
Perhaps it’s time to speak to a vet, or to a chicken farmer/hobbyist who has had chickens for a long time.
My girls are off the lay too. It’s winter coming. Egg laying is related to day length. Battery farms force artificial constant laying by messing with the light. I am encouraged by Costa’s comment in Gardening Australia mag this month, that one of this month’s ‘gardening tasks’ is to let chooks moult and go off the lay without stressing about it. I like a bloke who understands that ‘not stressing’ is a task for some of us! 🙂
I’m fairly sure your problem is related to reduced hours of daylight and colder temperatures. I grew up near a poultry farm and eggs were always fewer in winter.
To check I searched on “hens lay winter” and almost everything said much the same. 14 hours of light, may mean a light on a timer, plenty of water,thick dry material on floor and good food.
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