I thought it might turn out handy to discuss remedies to common problems and how to treat injuries.
Down to 1 egg a day now. From what I am reading it could be that:
Catfood? Really, wow. Never would have thunk that one.
Happy daze with the girls. I put them back on their old food. I am again getting three eggs a day. Didn't need to increase protein markedly or worry about the heat. Wow - I'm amazed the food made such a difference.
Do you think it's the food specifically or that they were used to the old style of food and objected to the change in general?
I only use good quality (well balanced but expensive) food so I suspect it's just that the cheeky chickens don't like change. I mixed the two together and that seems to do the trick as well.
Dogs, cats (and kids for that matter) are much the same. They prefer the food they grew up on. Change has to be gradual. Looks like you have that figured.