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23 weeks...starting to lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rafter 7 Paint Horses, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I threatened my pullets last week that they were going to be sold at First Monday Trades Day at the end of the month if they didn't start laying.

    Well, Tuesday I went out to check & found 1 little pullet egg!!! Wed. there were 2, Thurs. 1 egg, Today 2 again!!!

    Sometimes you just gotta get tough with them!!!! LOL

    Now I just need to remind the other 137 of them about First Monday.


    Jean
     
  2. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep,some times you do have to get tough with them, just like kids!!

    BTW: Love the pic of your Paint, my daughter loves paint horses!!
     
  3. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Yup, just like kids...gotta keep them in line!!! LOL

    Thanks for compliment on the horse pic. We kept one of his daughters that was born this year, & she is going to be a looker when she grows up. She is shedding her baby hair now & looks nice & slick in spots & fluffy in others. Can't wait for her to finish shedding, then I'll post pics of her.


    Jean
     
  4. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't wait to see pics!! My daughter really wants a paint! We have a QH and a TB. There's just something about a horse that has a variety in it's color, I love the markings that paints have!! Someday, I will have one!!
     
  5. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Here is a pic of a few of the different eggs from my pullets.
    My Ameraucana's have finally starting to lay.
    The Jumbo egg is not a double yolker, we had it for breakfast this morning, just 1 huge yolk.

    [​IMG]

    Jean
     
  6. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rafter since it worked for you, can you come have a chat with my hens? 25 hens, 18 weeks old, not a single egg yet! Yesterday, I thought I was getting one for sure, had a hen who stayed in the chicken house, she was standing up, squating down, standing up, squating down, over and over and squawking like crazy, but no egg. [​IMG]

    I need everyone to send me 'egg dust' to make some good luck. LOL.
     
  7. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    LOL! I told my girls today it was either going to be Omlettes or Chicken for dinner this weekend. We'll see how that works out!

    -Meghan
     
  8. hipmarye

    hipmarye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, I want some "egg-dust" too!
    Mine are 24 weeks old and still no eggs! [​IMG]
    They're spoiled, guess I'm going to have to get tough.
     
  9. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    Sorry, forgot to add...

    BEAUTIFUL EGGS! I LOVE Those colors!

    -Meghan
     
  10. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Thanks,
    The colors didn't show as good as they looked. 2 of them are blue & one is a blue-green.
    The brown eggs are either from my Delawares, Dominique's, or the Sex Links.

    I'm getting a little over 5 dozen eggs a day now.

    Jean
     

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