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Originally Posted by Ellanora View Post
 

Still no eggs from them yet. We have been doing a better job of checking on them to make sure that they have food and water. The other day I took out their food and I found the older hen sitting on a ping pong ball in the nesting box. She got up after a little while and came and got some food. I am really hoping that she will lay something soon. We bought some oyster shells that we are going to start feeding them but will it really help?

Thanks!!!

If they run out of water for even a few hours in hot weather it can put them off laying for quite a while.

 

Put the oyster shell out in a separate container always available to eat as they need it,

they need calcium to make hard shells and it's also necessary for the muscle contractions that move the egg thru the whole process.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #12 of 12

Yes, my first post on this thread was abrupt and on the rude side.

But believe me, that was mild compared to what I was thinking....so I did engage in some diplomacy

It more than ruffled my feathers that someone could be so blase about not regularly feeding a live animal dependent on their care.

 

Thanks for the backup from folks who know me better.

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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