Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Chickens Are Unhappy

Yes, that is right my chickens are a little off. We know this because for about 8 weeks now we have only been getting one to two eggs a day and with all the chickens we have that is way off. I have carefully watched them and have noticed that only the barred rocks are laying. This just makes me love them more, they are my favorites after all. They are such little champs. We have several theories as to why the chickens have just stopped laying, but can't confirm any of them.

1) they are molting
2) Rocky's love is a little much and is bordering on harassment
3) the predators are stalking them and stressing them out ( we have lost quite a few in those same weeks)
4) they are laying somewhere else

I guess we will just have to wait it out and give them the break they must need.

1 comment:

Tara said...

Maybe all of the above?