3 year old oegb brassy backs

anjbagley

Songster
10 Years
Aug 21, 2009
116
0
109
Star Valley Wyoming
Hey there all. I bought a trio of brassy backs because I really wanted some babies to raise up. They are 3 years old but the guy said that the hens were still laying and I could still breed for a while. Well... that was 6 months ago and nothing yet. I know when you move birds like that they will stop laying for a while. I have had hens stop for a couple of months. Add to that the fact that we headed into winter and cold weather could play a role. Still not an egg. Does anyone have experience with these awesome birds? Should I keep hoping that an egg will come or find somewhere to order some babies? Thanks for any ideas.
 

midget_farms

Songster
12 Years
Apr 15, 2008
1,359
11
194
Dunlap Illinois
The eggs will come once the days get longer. Birds of any breed will lay eggs for years & years. It is only the special bread eggers that keep pushing them out all winter. I use lamps inside the coop to encourage them to keep laying but I'm still only getting 1 egg per day now when I used to get a ton more.

The birds can live to be 10 or older & will lay then entire time, but obviously less & less as they age. You should expect to start seeing eggs in the next month or so I would hope.
 

anjbagley

Songster
10 Years
Aug 21, 2009
116
0
109
Star Valley Wyoming
Thank you for that. I will wait and see what happens. I have never seen my rooster try to breed the hens. Is this normal for oe bantams? My regular roos are going after hens constantly so it seems strange.
 

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