Well, turns out, giving away egg layers is a bad idea. Go figure, huh? But I really didn't enjoy taking care of the three I gave away, and I thought I was doing Red a favor by finding her a new flock. However, I now have a flock of 13 and am getting only one egg a day!
So, now to configure a new set of rules on flock management. Maybe I can keep only two nonlayers, and they have to be my favorites? Or I go above the husband-recommended number of 12 to 14 hens?
Not sure, but I am going to have to triangulate some sort of new plan.