Our egg count has been way down the last couple of days despite the relatively warmer weather. strange. maybe the wetness has something to do with it.
also, our new chicks seem to have stabilized. we lost quite a few as a result of a prolonged shipping time. unfortunately, it's the position of the hatchery to politely offer a credit for them with little mention of the loss of life. this is one of the many reasons that we are working toward true sustainability. (eg having our own hatchery - old school style where our layers get to just hang out and do it themselves)