We all know that egg production falls off in the shorter and darker days of winter but we had a bit of a mystery on our hands. From a dozen eggs a day we found ourselves with quickly falling numbers and finally one day with no eggs at all! Why had our hens stopped laying?
Each morning, we’d hear the hens triumphant shouts as if they’d laid an egg, but the nest boxes were empty. Can you guess what happened? Obvious in hindsight but it took a while for us to work out why the hens seemed to have stopped laying.