Ah, and now the hard work pays off...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Bettacreek, May 13, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, after my first batch of buttons wouldn't lay, and doing everything under the moon to get them to lay without success, I finally gave one last ditched effort, and put a cover on the cage. In about a week, I had an egg, and she has been giving me about an egg a day. My community was way over 6 weeks and still nothing, so, I decided to cover them up. It was over a week, so, last night, I had time (woah, time? What is that?! Lol) and butchered a huge tupperware container that was somewhat bigger than the flight cage. Took me awhile to cut the windows out, cut screen and then hot glue the screen in, then I finally moved everyone into this new cage. I checked on them just a bit ago, and they gave me an egg! What a nice way to say "thank you", lol. From this point on, once buttons reach 5 weeks, I'm going to cover half of the cage. In two weeks, with this new "rule", I'll have to move and cover the splash/pied group. [​IMG]
     
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  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    YAY!!!! you cracked the code!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, all of that stress and hassle, and it was a simple, stupid fix... My first button pair were 18 weeks before she finally laid. The community is, umm.... probably 10-12 weeks. Hopefully the cover at 5 weeks works to get them to lay at 6 weeks. [​IMG]
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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  5. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I think that's a good idea...I'm deffinatally gunna try that!
     
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    forgive me, i got lost, when do buttons start to lay?
     
  8. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Between 6-8 weeks. I think most start at 6 weeks though. I'm no expert though, just a novice with a crummy memory, lol.
     
  9. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    I am glad you are getting eggs.
    Cuz girl it took you long enough!
     

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