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About time!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nakactress, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. nakactress

    nakactress In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2008
    My EE's stopped laying in mid-august when they started molting. I don't have any extra light in the coop and only keep a heat lamp on their water to prevent freezing but they still are in "bed" at dusk.
    So I assumed between molt and shorten days, I was in for free riders until spring. 3 of my 5 spring hatched have just started laying so at least I was getting some eggs.

    Low and behold I found a BIG green egg in one of the nest boxes. I'm assuming it kicked out a younger hen because I found a small egg on the floor....lol My EE's are the top chicks in flock. my younger hens are normally very good about laying in the next boxes and even though I have enough boxes they have their favorite laying spots.

    It feels good to see an egg!!! I can't believe its been 3 months. I guess we just take advantage of home grown eggs.
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
  3. Bex

    Bex Songster

    Oct 12, 2008
    I want eggs. [​IMG] Why does everyone have eggs but me? [​IMG] Darned freeloading chickens!
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Quote:That's exactly what we're calling our girls - Dang Freeloaders!
  5. nakactress

    nakactress In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2008
    I have one leghorn going through a serious HARD molt and she hasn't laid in a few weeks. My buff stopped laying in August. She had a molt for about 2 weeks but she's free loading. My other EE hasn't laid and 2 of my newer gals who have been of age for awhile now have no signs of laying.

    So I still have 3 gals who either haven't laid yet, 2 who haven't laid in 3 months and 1 who hasn't laid in about 3 weeks. My dh started telling them to lay or they'd become stew...lol

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