I know I can, I know I can, I know I can..,
Okay, so I have about 18-20 laying hens. I'm getting about 5 eggs a day. A couple of days ago I extended their daylight hours by running a cord to the chicken house and putting a drop light inside. I cut it on around 4:45am till daylight then dusk to around 8pm. The first day I did that I got 3 eggs, that's right 3 stinking eggs! I cleaned their house out and I got a whopping 9. Next day 5 or 6 which is the norm.
Now they are going through a molt and we have cold weather. Plenty food, water, and free range most all day in the woods. (what does the fox say? Yum!) They turn a year old last spring. Is this normal behavior? Any advice?