2 silver wyndottes, 1 speckled sussex rooster, 1 speckled sussex hen. 2 chocolate female Indian runner ducks. 16 birds total we got them in may as chicks. The problem is only one bantam is laying the golden sebright. In addition to her egg we get two duck eggs everyday but only 3-4 brown eggs from the rest I'm pretty sure the white RI and 2 RI reds and the both silver wyndottes have been laying at some point. But not everyday and at least 1 RI red and the speckled sussex haven't layed but maybe once. I'm wondering why we feed them all flock feed 18% protein and mix in calcium and mineral shell. We live in Florida plenty of warmth and light plus they free range on a quarter acre fenced. We're contemplating getting rid of the roosters the buff bantam is always annoying the ladies and the roos fight over the golden sebright bantam constantly only her, whole flock of hens and the only one they go after is her. The sussex roo is wonderful with the hens never a picked feather from his attention. But he's very protective and goes after my 2 year old son and my husband. Never me or my 6 year old daughter, but the guys, so for my toddlers safety he will have to go. We're also planning to vacation for a week at some point and are having trouble getting a chicken sitter. We don't have a run because with predators being plentiful (we live in a wooded area) we thought it better not to give them easy targets. We never leave food out we feed them multiple times a day with scoops and a dish to avoid attracting bears. Any suggestions?
Edited by AGmom - 12/10/15 at 8:53am