"Sounds like they are right on schedule. They may get a little erratic in their laying schedule. The change in the amount of daylight can make them slow down. My Rhode Island Reds kept laying big brown eggs daily but my Americanas were almost…"
"We have had them a couple of years and did a ton of reading too. We don't worry as much now and you will get there eventually. They are very entertaining and sweet though my rooster doesn't like me and I keep telling him I'm going to…"
"I agree. They will keep warm on their own. If you heat them and the power goes out they might freeze. My perch is protected from the wind and rain/snow but stil plenty of ventilation for fresh air. The electricity I do use is for the heated metal…"
We have a pole in the covered area of our coop. Our girls and our Roo get up on it and sleep all snuggled any fluffed up. Our girls have started eating more and they are getting all fat for the Winter. On another idea, we bought an…"
"I agree with Nicole. We had the same problem with 3 of our older hens. We put the blinders on and it solved the problem. I tried taking them off after 2 months but they went back to their old ways . For now they are on indefinitely.
Good luck and…"