If your are still able to forage for their extra food then they may be okay with out feed during the day. I have just always left feed out during daylight because it takes alot to make an egg and I just like to know my egg layers are able to eat anytime they want too. You don't have mink and weasel in Texas?? wow how'd that happen lol
Guess we are just lucky not to have weasels and mink! We just have our plain old opossums! But they are worrisome! I am concerned that if they get in there they will get the ladies. Although when we have found the opossums in with the ducks the ducks aren't particularly concerned about it. At least not until we go to getting the opossum out or we have to kill it. Which I HATE killing anything!
Thanks again Miss Lydia!