I have 9 adult hens right now, but they're not "laying breeds" so I only get about 6 eggs a day. But lately, I've only been getting around 4 eggs a day, so I was pretty upset at the slackers. Don't they know I'm providing room & board in exchange for these eggs?! I thought maybe Jack was getting in the coop and stealing them too, cause he's been seen in the past exiting the people door with eggs in his mouth. Bad dog. Anyhoo, I found the real reason for the drop in production:
That'd be Edie on the right with an egg on the left. Under the screened porch.
And that would be a pile of 16 more eggs even further to her left. *unimpressed*
I used some sort of hoe to get the eggs out, then I piled rocks under the lattice to keep out the naughty birds. Not surprisingly, I've seen a rise in production since then...
Jen & Dave Paul, owners & operators of Old Post Farm