Several issues on the homestead.
1) Most or our 22 birds are roosting way up high in the trees. I don't mind it so much now but I don't know how I'm going to convince them to roost where they are supposed to once the new coop is built. Thoughts?
2) The above roosting issue has caused another problem. Out of 5 chicks hatched several months ago we have three roosters, we'd hoped for more hens. All three of them are Buff Orpington/Easter Egger crosses and they are really pretty but we have no room for them. So I've got to get them into freezer camp but have no idea how to get them out of the tree. Shotgun?
3) We had some terrible storms last weekend that I think has caused the chickens to stop laying. Before the storm we were getting 8-10 eggs a day out of the 14 layers we have (22 birds- 5 roosters and 1 juvenile) now we're only getting 2 eggs and they are from the same two birds. Will a storm drive chickens to stop laying for a week plus?
Thank you for your time and assistance.