Originally Posted by gander007
11 eggs for today
8 eggs from the control group
3 eggs from the free range chickens
Temp 104 F degrees with a light breeze
It seems the longer light hours and the extra scrambled eggs are making a difference for the control group
I've gone back a few weeks, Gander, and I can't see what your experiment is. Can you fill me in? Inquiring minds want to know. Cause I'm nosy like that. LOL Plus, I'd love to know as much as I can learn, especially about increase egg supply.
As for my counts, I had 1/2. I have 2 RIR sisters ("Big" and "Little") that are about 15 months old. They've laid regularly an egg a day from both since the day I got them in April. We had a couple of weeks of steady daily rains with overcast skies and it became a 50/50 chance of having 1 or 2 eggs. Then it went down to just 1 every day. Weather has cleared up for the past week and a half or so, and still not back up to 2 a day. I have added the option of free ranging. First they were both coming out. Now, it's mostly Little, the one I think it still laying. Of course, I have no way of knowing for sure which one it is. Big used to stop and let me put my hand on her to pick her up. Neither are thrilled by it, but will allow it. Now, she's running away. If I can get her and take her out of the lot, she pretty much goes back in. Little comes running across the yard and starts pecking for bugs. Love that!
Anyway, l'd love to get Big, if that's who it is, back to laying again. I need my 2 eggs a day. I'm hoping she's not done until Spring. My FL chicken friends tell me their's lay through winter with no extra lighting or heat. I'm going to ask on the FL forum to see what more people say. I don't have electric at the coop so I'm hoping my girlfriends' experiences run true.
Anyone else have any opinions or suggestions?