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post #21 of 28
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Could the moving every day be stressing them?  

Yes, it's very possible.  I've considered that, but was hoping they'd get used to it!  I'll try leaving them in one spot and see what happens.

post #22 of 28
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First egg!!! They're 10 to 12 weeks now so I guess they're just late bloomers
post #23 of 28

Congratulations! :weee

post #24 of 28
Congrats hopefully everyone else will follow suit and u will be swimming in eggs smile.png
post #25 of 28
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First egg!!! They're 10 to 12 weeks now so I guess they're just late bloomers


Thats great!  I'm going to start with a 4 x 8 hutch but your enclosure is my goal.  Congrats, hope the rest start soon!

Dawn

 

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Dawn

 

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post #26 of 28

Congratulations!  That's great!

 

I started putting an LED solar light next to my pen at night and my males have started crowing again.

 

My Texas A&M's are just 11 weeks old and my standard browns are just 10 weeks old, so hopefully I'll be getting some eggs soon.  

 

I've also found a permanent spot for my pen in a nice "wooded" area with lots of foliage so the birds can feel safe.  I'm going to stop moving the pen I have, and build another portable run.  After I get some eggs I'm going to try moving half of the birds to fresh grass and the other half will remain in the permanent pen.  It's an experiment to see if moving them daily causes a decrease in egg production.  If moving them causes them to stop laying, then I plan to keep my meat birds in the portable pen and my egg layers in the stationary one.

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Congratulations!  That's great!

 

I started putting an LED solar light next to my pen at night and my males have started crowing again.

 

My Texas A&M's are just 11 weeks old and my standard browns are just 10 weeks old, so hopefully I'll be getting some eggs soon.  

 

I've also found a permanent spot for my pen in a nice "wooded" area with lots of foliage so the birds can feel safe.  I'm going to stop moving the pen I have, and build another portable run.  After I get some eggs I'm going to try moving half of the birds to fresh grass and the other half will remain in the permanent pen.  It's an experiment to see if moving them daily causes a decrease in egg production.  If moving them causes them to stop laying, then I plan to keep my meat birds in the portable pen and my egg layers in the stationary one.

i move my pen every 2 day with no depletion on eggs. :thumbsup

post #28 of 28
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i move my pen every 2 day with no depletion on eggs. :thumbsup

That's good to know.  I would much prefer to have a portable pen, after all I did build one!

 

I think it may be a daylight issue since my roosters were crowing when I had them in the greenhouse with a heatlamp during the night.  Then they completely stopped crowing when I moved them outside with no light.  Only two nights in a row of the LED solar light and my roosters are crowing again.  They're crowing like crazy today!  Maybe eggs will be coming soon?

 

*UPDATE* I definitely think the daylight hours have impacted my birds.  I left an extra light on for them last night and we've got a regular crowing contest going on out there this morning and the sun isn't even up yet!   :fl for eggs...


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