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Just 40 eggs in the basket today
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Just 40 eggs in the basket today


Impressive!!

I only got about 20, production is way down on the older ones due to molting and the shorter days.

On the plus side, I got 2 eggs from the Reese Legbars for the first time, so a second pullet is starting. Or maybe 3 are laying, I got 1 yesterday and I'm not sure who laid it.

Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

How to make a hoop tractor

My Poultry Blog

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Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

How to make a hoop tractor

My Poultry Blog

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Originally Posted by datschicks View Post

Just 40 eggs in the basket today


Impressive!!
I only got about 20, production is way down on the older ones due to molting and the shorter days.
On the plus side, I got 2 eggs from the Reese Legbars for the first time, so a second pullet is starting. Or maybe 3 are laying, I got 1 yesterday and I'm not sure who laid it.
I have 48 23 Barred Rocks and 25 RIRS all just born May 6 of this year
post #56194 of 65598
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Originally Posted by dheltzel View Post


Impressive!!
I only got about 20, production is way down on the older ones due to molting and the shorter days.
On the plus side, I got 2 eggs from the Reese Legbars for the first time, so a second pullet is starting. Or maybe 3 are laying, I got 1 yesterday and I'm not sure who laid it.

Dheltzel, what do you do with your older layers, since you have so many?

Fooey, one of my chickens is acting off. It started yesterday morning, when I had left the coop open over night (forgive me my mother just passed and chickens are not my number 1 priority hit.gif). About 5:30, I was woken up by one of my chickens going nuts. I jumped out of bed and the dog followed me outside. The dog chased something off, but I couldn't see what it was. I think it was the neighbors cat, because I see it lurking around a lot frequently in the morning and night. Also, I can't see any damage to my chicken, no blood or puncture wounds. She is acting aloof and puffy, this morning, she wasn't interested in food like the other girls and went and stood under a pine tree by herself. I will try to do a better examination later today, she did fight me when I did the first look over.
We have had fox attacks, but I think he would have done more damage or not given up so easily.


In case any of you would like to read about my Mom and see a picture of her on her wedding day, we set up a go fund me account to help my Dad with final expenses.

Www.gofundme.com/maryannmarzomem
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs View Post


Dheltzel, what do you do with your older layers, since you have so many?

Fooey, one of my chickens is acting off. It started yesterday morning, when I had left the coop open over night (forgive me my mother just passed and chickens are not my number 1 priority hit.gif). About 5:30, I was woken up by one of my chickens going nuts. I jumped out of bed and the dog followed me outside. The dog chased something off, but I couldn't see what it was. I think it was the neighbors cat, because I see it lurking around a lot frequently in the morning and night. Also, I can't see any damage to my chicken, no blood or puncture wounds. She is acting aloof and puffy, this morning, she wasn't interested in food like the other girls and went and stood under a pine tree by herself. I will try to do a better examination later today, she did fight me when I did the first look over.
We have had fox attacks, but I think he would have done more damage or not given up so easily.


In case any of you would like to read about my Mom and see a picture of her on her wedding day, we set up a go fund me account to help my Dad with final expenses.

Www.gofundme.com/maryannmarzomem


Anne:

 

What you are describing sounds similar to what happened to my wyandotte hen....in my case I tried a couple doses of scrambled eggs and some electrolytes,,,on about the 6-7 day she just refused to leave the coop in the AM and I brought her inside...

I learn something from everyone I meet, sometimes its what not to do

Current crew: the BOYS: x2 CCL x1 BCM, x1 OE young'in, GIRLS:, 2 BCMs, x2 CCLs
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I learn something from everyone I meet, sometimes its what not to do

Current crew: the BOYS: x2 CCL x1 BCM, x1 OE young'in, GIRLS:, 2 BCMs, x2 CCLs
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post #56196 of 65598
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Anne:

What you are describing sounds similar to what happened to my wyandotte hen....in my case I tried a couple doses of scrambled eggs and some electrolytes,,,on about the 6-7 day she just refused to leave the coop in the AM and I brought her inside...

How did she make out?
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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post #56197 of 65598
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Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs View Post

Dheltzel, what do you do with your older layers, since you have so many?

 

I usually let them free range on the farm, the chicken version of "putting them out to pasture". Occasionally, someone wants to buy them, I'm selling 10 of them tomorrow to someone that wants them to run around their horse barn with the other chickens and doesn't care if they never lay. I expect a lot of them will go broody next spring and they will lay enough eggs for some to get hidden and new babies emerge. I can easily spare 10 or so to make someone else happy. With so many now free ranging, the number that get taken by predators is sure to go up.

Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

How to make a hoop tractor

My Poultry Blog

Reply

Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

How to make a hoop tractor

My Poultry Blog

Reply
post #56198 of 65598
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How did she make out?


Anne:

 

She didn't...I did have another girl (a SG Dorking) last year who had the same symptoms and 'pulled through' .....she was later taken by a fox.....

I learn something from everyone I meet, sometimes its what not to do

Current crew: the BOYS: x2 CCL x1 BCM, x1 OE young'in, GIRLS:, 2 BCMs, x2 CCLs
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I learn something from everyone I meet, sometimes its what not to do

Current crew: the BOYS: x2 CCL x1 BCM, x1 OE young'in, GIRLS:, 2 BCMs, x2 CCLs
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I was pleasantly surprised at my Tractor Supply a few hours ago. They now carry Nutrenea! It is the same price as Purina, but I hear better things about it. I also get more coupons for it. Unfortunately, I didn't know to print any out today, Unfortunately, I spent too much. Well... Is there really such a thing when getting feed? I also bought some feed for the ducklings that hatch. :fl

Speaking of hatching, one of my girls stole all the eggs from the box today, and made a nest on the floor. Who knows if she'll actually do it this time. She was on the roost tonight. If she stays, forget the Hatch a long. I'll use her!

Then came Walmart. $50 for the ducks. I think they may be spoiled! :lol: I'll share with the chickens.

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

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I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

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post #56200 of 65598

My blue silkie thinks it's a good time to go broody. I kick her out of the coop and take her egg away and the next day or so she lays another egg and sits again. She lays on nothing till she lays another egg. I don't think the other 2 silkies have started to lay yet. She is a good momma. She is the one that started to lay eggs and laid for about 10 days and went broody. She raised her chicks and again laid about 8 eggs and went broody again lol. Silly silkies, gotta love them!  :love

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