After a two months with no eggs now they are laying!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hcammack, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I went for two whole months with absolutly not a birds laying out of the whole flock!!! I have been getting eggs for about a week and a half now. My Wellsummers are really outdoing themselves they are giving 5 or 6 a week. The faverolle bantams are giving me an egg a day with no extra light and living in a chicken tractor thats half open. I also have at least two Ameraucana laying one is a pullet so the eggs a little and the other is a 1 year old hen. The Marans hen and also some of the other Ameraucana pullets are really thinking about laying for me soon though. When I have time I will take pictures and post them the Wellsummer eggs are just spectacular looking and the Ameraucana are very blue.

    Henry
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yep, my girls are back to laying full time as well. Ain't it great?! [​IMG]
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Ya its really nice I wouldn't exactly call what my girls are doing "full time" [​IMG] 4 eggs a day from 17 hens is pullets really isn't that great but once the younger girls start up I will have lots of eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    OK, Send some good vibes my way plz! 1 egg from 20 hens today![​IMG]
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I will be up to 19 hens and pullets when my Paul Smith girls get here! I am sending you some egg vibes. Do you have them on extra light? That was what caused to jump from a big fat 0 to 3 or 4 and hopefully the ameraucana will stop thinking about starting to lay and actually do it!

    Henry
     
  6. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got three eggs from the retirement coop today! [​IMG] I was starting to think how nice some of them would look in the freezer, They went through a fairly long moult and now they are coming around again. It's going to be very cold here for the next several days so we'll see how they manage. [​IMG]
     
  7. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, molting is a pain. Feeding all that feed and nothing coming out that is eatable. You just have to hang in there, "They will come".
     
  8. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    Henry, I do have them on extra light for over a month now and nothing! If I have to buy eggs, there'll be trouble!!!![​IMG]
     
  9. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what's the secret? I do believe that mine have forgotten how to lay eggs. Did their combs shrink up and then redden up again? Did you have a lot of molting? I am also interested to know which of the dark egg layers do the best in the middle of winter. That is what I want to add to my flock next year, but I want good egg layers, not lazy bums like my EEs have turned out to be! (but they are cute...)
     
  10. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know,

    Did you ever watch that show BABE? About the piglette who shepherded the sheep? He had learned the secret password.

    I am thinking that maybe my chickens are holding out for the secret password!

    Can someone please share with me the secret password?

    My two GLW and apparently my Barred Plymouth Rock should all be laying eggs for me by now. GLS 5/15/2009 and BPR 7/20/2009 hatching respectively.

    I got nothing!

    I am nice to them, give them clean water daily, give treats, cook them hard boiled eggs, keep the coop clean! I even gave them a nightlight!

    I don't get it!

    (I even have a rooster not that the hens need a rooster to lay eggs but someone suggested they would be more inclined to ovulate with a handsome hunk around)

    Thanks for listening

    Cal
    Jax FL
     

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