Our 24 laying hens, the notorious egg eaters, are enjoying their last Summer days. Due to their insatiable appetite for their own eggs, I ordered a new batch of bad-habit-free chicks and in a couple of months will send the naughty cannibals to our freezer.
No doubt attempting to foil our plans once again, lately they've been averaging 22-23 eggs a day!
The average production when I purchased the new chicks was 7-8 a day.
Maybe we should stay the execution. But then what would we do with 50 hens?