my husband and i just bought a house in the country and the people we bought it from left us there chickens!! we were so excited. we moved in on feb 27. on the 27 we checked them and they had a couple eggs in there nest. then there was a really cold spell. since the 29 we had one egg! and they havent been laying since. i dont have a clue what i am doing, or what i am doing wrong.
i know the previous owner cleaned out there chicken coop once every 4 months-ish. eww. so we cleaned it out really nice for them. put down some abosrant stuff/sawdust/haw. and i've been cleaning it out (kinda like litterbox style- just picking it up as the poop ) i have no idea what she was feeding them, so we asked what was the best for laying chicken - or chicken we want to lay we have 5 chickens and one rooster. so we bought the mesh and one other kind. that was 14 days ago. and still no eggs?? so what am i doing wrong? do they need more attention then once or twice a day? is that to much? are they really sensitive to change and we just have to wait it out?