One of the most glaring examples is turning out to be my mother. Alright, we decided to get chickens at the same time...work together sort of thing. So far, every chicken purchased has been by me. That is fine. She has 5 hens laying, 4 about 9 week pullets, and her eye on teh 10 2 week old babies I just hatched. Her "hens" are actually just older pullets and will be a year old in October. Now, I always make sure she has plenty of feed. With gas prices none of us make any more trips than we have to and my kids go to school close to her house. Last Friday (the last day of school) I asked several times "are you sure you don't need chicken food". She assured me that they all had plenty. Well, Saturday night she calls me in a panic. Are the 9 week olds big enough to eat anything besides their starter/grower foood. WHY? I ask.....well, she said she is out and of course, the feed store will not be open until Monday. I said but I asked if you needed any. Her reply...."I had plenty for Friday and didn't need it then!!!". OMG!!! I was upset but gave her ideas on what to do until Monday (it is a LONG drive for me to go bring her food). So, I am finally recovered from that and she calls tonight. "These hens are just not laying AT ALL anymore she says". I ask what she means. Now, remember, she has 5 chickens to lay eggs. She is mad because she generally gets 5 eggs a day (I told her she could not expect this every day) and yesterday she got 3 today 4. I assured her that is normal. She is now insisting that, normal or not, she needs a BUNCH more hens....in an 8'X8' coop. *SIGH* Sorry, I just NEEDED to vent. Figured this was the place.