oh, I am just at my wit's end! I left for three days during Christmas and had my kids care for my hens. Bad idea! I came back to find that they had no water (except for access to the pond) and were fed nothing but oyster shells by my granddaughter who mistook it for feed! I have 19 hens and I was getting 9-12 eggs daily (feed them lay pellets). They are free-range hens, but there was little to be found for them to eat....maybe a few bugs. I am mortified! They look and act healthy; just aren't nesting! Will they bounce back from their lack of food/water for that 3 day duration?