I feed my birds twice a day. 6am and 6pm. I put outtwo bowls of wet laying mash, and they pretty much consume it all before bed time.
Midday I might give them a treat, I might not. Like most chickens, these birds are crazy about scratch.
Now the only thing I've changed is that I'm not running their light anymore since summer is here. I think it's been at least two weeks since I turned it off.
In the last few days, their food consumption has gone down to half. I realize that it's getting warmer, so they might not need as much food. I'm not really worried about that. They'll eat it, or they won't, but they won't let themselves starve.
But the stranger thing is this. They all use the same same nesting box, which I have access to from outside the coop. They have all used this box since egg laying began about half a year ago.
I keep the nesting box clean, and restock the bedding as needed. The last few days they have been kicking the bedding out of the box, and making nests on the floor of the coop.
Egg production might be down a bit, but not much.
I just wonder why they've done this.