Do you have a website for your chickens?
I live in Tidewater VA and am on the look-out for some new, unusual chicks.
My grandpa used to give his laying hens soaked overnight whole oats warmed up and fed in a big pan in the mornings, he said it help his hens lay more eggs in the winter, I know they kept theirs up in a big chicken house in the winter, turning them out to forage on warm days and through the spring, summer, and fall. I know myself I keep lights on a timer on all my chickens(which are trios and pairs in indavidual cages) for 14-16 hours a day, year round, I get lots of eggs and good production except on really windy days, then my production seems to slow down for that day or the next, I have fed red pepper and I have found it to help in egg production and in the vigor of my birds in general. I raise Game Fowl, Austrolorps, Icelandics,Americaunas, RIR, New Hap reds, and some project birds. I have around 60- 80 birds(R&H included), I get 3- 4 dozen eggs a day here in north central Oklahoma. Hope this helps, enjoyed the visit and information, Later, Lynn in Okla.
Not sure if anyone has already posted this question, but can I use cayenne pepper in warm weather??