are you white egg layer people happy (Sept '10)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rhoda_bruce, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My reds are on strike. I am hoping its almost over and soon they will bombard me with eggs, but I'm wondering if I should have gotten a few leghorns or minorcas to insure a steady egg flow. I had to take my sign down, because its all I can do to have eggs for myself. This is a fairly new development and I'm hoping that when it cools off, I will have many eggs again. My hens will be in their second laying year and my pullets will be starting fresh.
     
  2. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    We have a variety of chickens. But I am hardly ever without an egg from my two leghorns. They may not be the prettiest or the most popular breed but they are dependable. Aside from the leghorns the only other one that is consistent is the White Rock (brown egg layer).

    Hope your eggs start coming again regular soon! [​IMG]
     
  3. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm only getting an average of 1-3 eggs a day from my 7 hens right now. One is molting pretty heavily. The others, not so much.
     
  4. Chickenfarmer 1-2-b

    Chickenfarmer 1-2-b Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have only one hen, the leghorn. She gives me 5-6 eggs per week. She may be skittish and not cuddly, but quite dependable when it comes to egg laying. I am trying to increase my hen population since one hen cant feed the entire family of 6, lol.
     
  5. @~rosecityfarmgirl~@

    @[email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a pair of Leghorns who each lay about 6 eggs a week. Now my fiancee, who had to be convinced to get them in the first place, is planning an addition because he wants more eggs (and therefore more chickens [​IMG] ) Heheh, chicken math!
     
  6. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm gonna have to figure how I'm going to break the news to DH. I plan on raising some meaties in the fall and I'm wondering how I will tell him that I will be also putting 6 leghorns in the mix. He is just gonna love this.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    That's why I have lots of different ages, so when the oldest ones are molting or not laying, the younger ones are still giving me eggs.
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    The only thing about white layers... Nobody that I sell to wants white eggs!! Everybody asks "Their brown eggs right?" [​IMG]

    Missi
     
  9. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    we sell the white eggs along with our variety packs. Some customers only want the white eggs. But those leghorns lay in the middle of an ice storm - I have to say that much for them! Ours are not flighty but "shy"[​IMG]
     
  10. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here. I too have 7 hens and am doing good if I get 1-3 eggs a day. My silky is broody again so now she quit on me again too. Hope for better days ahead.
     

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