No one wants to have pasty white legs . . . that is, unless you are hoping to collect eggs! A common problem amongst chicken owners is determining whether or not your chickens are laying eggs. Are they pulling their weight? Or are they free-loading, feed gobblers?
Often times, your chicken to egg ratio stoops to an unacceptably low level.
To determine if your girls are laying, you need to take a good look at the color of their LEGS. Orange legs are one of the strongest indicators that they aren’t doing their job and are experiencing some kind of stress.
Pasty, white legs are what you are going for.
If you are like me and remember things by association, remember . . .
When the orange is in the legs, Is when your belly will miss the eggs.
If you are starting to miss those eggs, lets assess the stresses that could be the culprit.
This can be caused by a number of factors, but all tie back to an excess of stress to the chicken. Things that are potential causes of stress are:
- Lack of light
So, if you want those pasty, white legs, make sure that each of these factors are taken care of and you will have all the eggs your heart desires!