My chickens are calmer since the small big boss of the flock vanished. There is less shouting for food and they often hang out quietly in the run together.
After a week of confinement (after spotting a buzzard) I let them free range again a couple of hours. They come home again by themselves after 2-3 hours. And if I call them they come home within a few minutes.
I dont get much eggs these days. 0, 1 or 2 due to shorter days and a few birds moulding. For now this is okay. But I hate it if I have to buy eggs in the shop for a long period.
If they all stop to lay eggs I’m going to make LED lights in the coop and make a schedule (timer) for extra light in the morning to stimulate egg laying. According to others on this forum I should get eggs again within 6 weeks.
mix some cayenne pepper with their feed. mine lay all year around without any lights, just with help of cayenne pepper.