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post #11 of 19
Hi and welcome-byc.gif from Ohio. So glad you joined. thumbsup.gif

TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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post #12 of 19
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what kind of pepper do you use? Bell? or like regular kitchen pepper?

post #13 of 19

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I don't think they increase egg production, but they help keep the hens healthy.

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  and under his wings you will find refuge;
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-Maren     

 

There's hope in front of me,

There's a light, I still see it

There's a hand still holding me, 

even when I don't believe it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He will cover you with his feathers,

  and under his wings you will find refuge;
      his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart
.
~Psalm 91:4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Video Page  < Check it out!!

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post #14 of 19

welcome-byc.gif from New Mexico!

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Keep one eye on the past, one eye on the future and both eyes on the present. ~ a Raven ~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. ~ John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

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post #15 of 19
I'm having a similar issue with TWO of my several breeds. My Speckled Sussex's and Golden Lakenvelders, housed next to one another, separated only by chain link fence, are not laying. The Cuckoo Marans' on one side, and the RIR's on the other side of them, are laying pretty well. About 50% on the CM's, and 75% on the RIR's, weekly average.
I've not gotten an egg yet, out of the Golden Lakenvelders, since getting them in January. The Speckled Sussex's have given me about 5 total eggs, in the same time frame. I have 3 GL hens and a rooster, and 7 SS hens with 3 roosters.
The local "expert" at the Co-Op, said full spectrum light, on a timer, to come on around 2am, adding Karo syrup to their water, and adding green leafy veggies to their feed, should help. It got me one egg, two days into this attempt, but nothing since. Fluke....probably!
A friend, who runs a large commercial egg laying operation, this morning, suggested not just the Karo, but adding 1/4 cup of ACV, to every 5 gallons of their drinking water. He believes ACV to be a miracle supplement for chickens, so, I added some, this morning, and we'll see where it goes. But, he has 20,000 chickens, and gets 10,000+ eggs per day. I presume he knows what he's talking about.
I hope this helps, as it means it helped me too. But, in searching for an answer to my problem, I found this question, and thought that I'd pass along what I was told.
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Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks
And learned much from both of their styles.

Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder
I'm an over forty victim of fate. Arriving too late.

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As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin' man, I have chalked up many a mile
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks
And learned much from both of their styles.

Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder
I'm an over forty victim of fate. Arriving too late.

Jimmy Buffett
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post #16 of 19

What kind of pepper? Black, Red, ??? ty

post #17 of 19

think that is yet another "old wives(or husbands) tale.

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post #18 of 19

*Warning...small rant ahead*

 

A hen is born with a certain number of ova, each of those having the potential to become an egg, you can't increase the number of ova she was born with. Guess you have to ask yourself, do you want them all by the time she is about 2 years of age or do you want to keep your gal healthy and maybe laying once in a while when she's older.

 

The commercial operations push their chickens to lay as many eggs as possible in a relatively short period of time, one way they do that is by extending the hours of light (really, 2am?). Once those chickens laying slows down they are disposed of.

 

Since I consider our chickens to be pets as much as they are "producers", I want to keep them around as long as possible, even if that means their laying eventually slows down or stops. I don't want to push them to be the equivalent of a burnt out, used up commercial bird by trying to artificially speed up their egg laying. I want them to have a good quality of life. My personal economy doesn't depend on them pumping out as many eggs as possible in the shortest period of time. If I'm doing my job of feeding and housing them correctly and letting them wake up with natural daylight, they lay just fine, which is about once every 25-26 hours. Sure shorter daylight hours, molting, illness, injuries, stress can all affect laying but those are things we have to deal with as their caretakers.

 

Ok, getting off my soap box now...as you may have guessed, this is something I feel strongly about.

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Home Bakers thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/921333/any-home-bakers-here

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I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them.   Robert A. Heinlein

 

Home Bakers thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/921333/any-home-bakers-here

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post #19 of 19

Good rant and I agree.

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