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20 eggs from 12 hens----Easter Miracle!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Blasingame, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Blasingame

    Blasingame Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2016
    Am new to chickens and need some info:
    12 Red Star hens and 1 rooster.....They have been laying for about 4 months now- after 1st egg and one week we have been getting one egg per day per hen, yes even thru the mild winter we have had this year....
    That is except three days during that four months.....One of those days about a month ago we collected 16 eggs; another day about 2 weeks we collected 14 eggs; Today we collected 20 eggs!!!
    No I did not forget to collect the eggs yesterday-----I did clean out all the nesting boxes and put in clean nesting material.
    I feed a 22% protein pellet and chickens are turned out to graze every evening for 1 to 3 hours, on 5 acres.
    All the hens try to perch on the arms of the lawn chairs, or in our laps when we are taking a break from yard work, or trying to drink my coffee or iced tea.....The Rooster keeps a little distance, always ready to attack any thing that moves too fast, (people, dogs, cats). He seems jealous of us being around his hens.
    We have been getting huge eggs, some with 2 and even 3 yolks.....
    I suspect that this egg production is not normal?....Can someone help with this Mystery?
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. Whilst i can take a little time for new layers to sort out their plumbing, your situation sounds to be an exception to the norm - a good exception! [​IMG]

    All the best
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - 20 eggs from 12 hens is a miracle indeed.
  6. Blasingame

    Blasingame Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2016
    Thanks for your replys.....and help.....[​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Miracle, or maybe somebody playing a trick on you. It has happened to others when a spouse or friend thinks it would be funny.
  8. Blasingame

    Blasingame Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2016
    LOL.....that would be good one, but have a padlock on the coop.......Thanks for your reply.......have some plausible explainations......LB
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.

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