I know that Merissa has told you that she has some chickens. Well, it makes sense that she has chickens, as she grew up with us having and showing chickens for 4-H. We, too, have a brood full of chickens at our place. We surpass 40 in number, (a few more than your avergae number of backyard chickens!) so I expect dozens of eggs each day. Lately, our hens have decided to go on stike. The vary in age from 20 months to 7 months. Yes, all, except our 2 roosters, should be laying.
Today my husband decided to head over to the local feed store. He was picking up a bale of straw for me and I asked him to talk to them about my hens deciding to go on strike. Apparently, I am not alone. Others have inquired about this same problem this time of year.
Here is what she told us to try....it is a "old timers" remedy. She said to add in 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to each gallon of their fresh drinking water. She also said to put out some "scratch", which includes corn for them. So, I have already went out today and offered up these two remedies. I will keep you posted in the next several weeks to see if this does the trick.
Until next time, Julie
Julie is Merissa's mom and she's committed to living a frugal and simple lifestyle. Julie grows her own herbs in her garden and enjoys making things at home. You can now find her home remedies and ideas here at Little House Living.
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