In the Brooder
- Mar 28, 2012
ok i have 4 hens and a rooster that were all raised together. This is their second year with me, but i think rooster is a bit older, anyway they have not laid eggs in 5 days. they are getting supplements have their smorgasbord of grasshoppers( which they are not eating),i let them out in the morning and basically they are under the trees all day long just digging up what is left of my flowers that i have not closed off from them. yes we have hawks and buzzards , but have never bothered them that i know of. my grasshoppers are getting out of control, that is the main reason i got these guys. always looking for handouts, i quit that as they weren't eating the bugs. now they are still not eating the bugs. not been real hot here so don't think that is the problem. if i leave them in their area for the day they still don't lay. they have 2 big fans to keep them cool and food and water . i am at a loss to know what to do. they follow me around when i am cutting grass but like i said for the most part they are under the trees. i am beginning to think they have hawk phobia.