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Friday, April 6, 2012

It Figures

Why is it that every time I get some good egg trades going, the hens mysteriously quit laying? Since my last post on Monday (Trade Network 2012 (Craigslist Chronicles)) I have collected a grand total of thirteen eggs. In the two days before that, I collected twenty-eight.

Maybe the hens put their pointy little heads together and decided to hold out on me for a bigger piece of the action. They all want massages, too. Maybe my chickens are organizing (did you ever see Chicken Run? I love that movie).

Maybe they are just laying their eggs in the blackberry bushes now that it's warmer out. Time to lock them up in the coop for a few days until they get the hang of things again.


Laura said...

If some of them are first year hens, they could be moulting. My cochins are, and they were hatched in May, last year. I just bumped their protein, which should help them get through it faster.

Otherwise, I think you've got a union organizer in their midst!!

Aimee said...

Laura, the majority are first years! Thanks for the clue.

Maven said...

I think I read somewhere that adding fenugreek seed to their feed it might stimulate egg laying.

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