A great egg laying day!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WA23, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. WA23

    WA23 Songster

    Aug 17, 2008
    Northwest WA State
    I only have a flock of eight and for the past three weeks only two have been laying. Today, however, things changed. [​IMG] We had three new layers this morning. The three that accomplished this feat were a leghorn, RIR, and a (beautiful green egg [​IMG] from a) silver Ameracauna.

    It's 33 degrees in North Western Washington with freezing rain and snow. These amazing birds pulled off what we have been waiting for along time.

    Only three left to go!
  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Lucky you.

    I had one of my Partridge Rocks go broody, a couple of my barred rocks have begun to molt and today we only got 9 eggs out of 18 hens. The most we've ever gotten is 13.

    We need to process a few of those who haven't laid..
  4. woodward farms

    woodward farms Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    northwest indiana
    congrats to you..

    i cant wait for winter to break
    mine all statred lay in the mid august i was getting 5 a day from 6 birds 4 br 2 rir

    now since mid oct i been getting 2 or 3

    its been almost 5 months now that my bunch has been laying.
    my family of 4 has eaten a lot of great eggs i given some away..

    but never had to buy any yet!
    santa going to be good to them
  5. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Cartersville, Ky
    2 of my leghorn's started laying today...I have been waiting and now it is on...lol...the rest should start soon..woo hoo [​IMG]
  6. WA23

    WA23 Songster

    Aug 17, 2008
    Northwest WA State
    Quote:Thats great! I am not sure of your leghorn, but I have been expecting mine to start at least a month ago. Her comb and wattles were large and really red and she was squatting. I am not sure what her delay was after seeing the signs for so long.

    Thanks for letting me share the news guys.
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    CONGRATS on the eggs and the new layers !!

  8. jake1222

    jake1222 Hatching

    Aug 5, 2008
    Wanchese, NC
    Congrats on the record laying. I have a total of 16 hens (White Leghorn, Buff Monorchins, & Silver Leghorns) and just yesterday I collected 15 eggs so that means only one not laying or one that is laying took a break. It is mid 30s to mid 40s here in eastern NC along the coast and alot of rain and wind also. I also have a light in the coop for in the morning only to give them a little extra lighting but not too much. Before my record day though I was getting an average of 12 a day.

    Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
  9. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Congrats to you!
    I can't wait until my young girls start laying, they were hatched in August so I am thinking I will have to wait until spring.

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