My new batch of hens have got everything they could ever want, a nice big coop, a fresh patch of grass, bedding and plenty of food and water.
Why then are they only giving me a few eggs if I'm lucky?
I think I know the answer to this one - egg eater.
I'm pretty sure the eggs are being eaten by a bad hen. The harder question is how to stop it. My wife is going to check and collect the eggs a couple of times a day to lessen the time they're in there. I've added in some ceramic eggs which won't break to fool them into thinking they can't break them and I've added loads of bedding for the nest boxes so the eggs are snuggled down into it.
I'm considering interviewing them one by one, with an egg on the table, and any that go for it will be sentenced without trial (on bin day).
Any other suggestions from fellow chicken keepers before it gets to this?