A bit of history: since turning off the light in January, I hadn't had a day with 3 eggs. I do know that I have at least 5 of 6 who have laid at one point or another (which of my two suspected slackers is the one not laying is still not certain). Anyway, beginning of last week I bought a bag of calf manna, mostly with the aim of getting my one SLW to quit eating feathers. The stuff smells amazing, like licorice, and the chickens seem to thoroughly enjoy it. No idea if it's made a difference with the feather eating. I haven't caught her doing it, but then I only rarely actually saw her at it anyway. Anyhow, what's interesting to me is that after a long run of 1 egg, 2 eggs, 1 egg, and variations on that theme, I suddenly got 2, 2, 3, 3! First time ever, even with the light that I'd had a run of days that good. And this is with rotten cold weather and them refusing to come out of the coop. So is the calf manna really having an effect on the eggs so soon? Is it just coincidence? Or is it the fact that I complimented them on how good the french toast made with their eggs tasted yesterday?