I would like to report that none of our chickens are wearing “saddles”. The bare spots that Jack has caused the ladies have filled in with new feathers and they are all looking good.
The ladies have been very consistent with their egg production averaging better than 4 eggs per day from five hens. Until this year, For the month of January they averaged less than 3 eggs per day and February is looking the same. I have had one day this year that I got 4 eggs. All of the other days have been 3, 2, or 1. They are approaching their 2nd birthday, we think 2 of them were going through a molt and it has been a little cold around here. Maybe they are just on strike because they don’t get to free-range as much. With this last snow they won’t leave their run if we opened it. Our chickens are spoiled and as such we will keep them and feed them and care for them even if they aren’t laying as many eggs.