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4mth old hen laying eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Um, wth? lol i thought she had to be at least 5mths.. well anyhow, one of our 4mth old muscovy hens laid two eggs today... so what now? there obviously not on a laying feed yet as they weren't of age so i have understood.. i would assume we need to add something to the diet if there going to start this type of stuff ... or no? Input? thxs.
     
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  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    No matter what anyone tells you, you don't need any type of laying feed to get eggs. However, it does help keep them laying regular.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:oh ok... interesting, thanks.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:oh ok... interesting, thanks.

    I'd say you have 2 hens laying, I have had Muscovies for 7 years and have never seen one lay 2 eggs in one day. [​IMG] I would put out oyster shell for them because they need extra calcium to lay hard egg shells.
     
  5. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep my chickens and ducks on grower feed and give them oyster shell free choice, never had a problem. Congrats on your first eggs!
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, ok.. i wasn't even home my oldest called me saying she had laid an egg! [​IMG] I'll get some oyster shell then [​IMG]
     

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