Big shout out to Snow White my White Leghorn egg laying machine!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bobbieschicks, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Way to go Snow White! [​IMG]

    She is a phenomenal pullet - she started laying on Thanksgiving Day 2011 just 2 days shy of her 19 week birthday. She had some issues with softshells after the 1st week when I thought for sure she would NEVER lay a good egg. Then she started laying good eggs that got progressively larger - and kept laying for 56 continuous days. Phew!
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    I am so proud of her. She took a day off and then laid another 7 days worth of large eggs before taking today off. She so deserves that day off. Of course I will probably start worrying about her NOT laying an egg now. LOL! If you are looking for a true egg producing machine - I recommend White Leghorns.

    Forgot to post her pic - here is my beauty. Two weeks ago at 28 weeks old. Look at that puss - only a mother could love ;)
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  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Neat to know. Hat's off to Snow White.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sourland LOVES leghorns. To me the hens are among the most beautifulof all chickens, and as for their egg production [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG].
     
  4. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I love my three leghorns. they are about 22 months old and haven't molted or stopped laying. Every now and then they miss an egg.. but that's rare. They kept my egg sales going when everyone else was molting, so hopefully they'll take a break soon. :p
     
  5. Kittyf

    Kittyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can't wait for mine to start laying - c'mon Kathy! (aka Whitey)
     
  6. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started laying about ten days ago! She laid her first (at 33 weeks), skipped a day, and now is pumping them out! They're getting bigger fast!
     
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  7. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gotta agree, Leghorns are fantabulous.

    So smart. If I leave the front door open they will come in and go right up to the fridge...where the treats come from!
     
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  8. Snack Giver

    Snack Giver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our QTip never misses a day since last summer! She is so **** funny too. My favorite breed!!
     
  9. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    HAHA - she knew I was bragging on her so she missed yesterday - and today! It think this sudden cold weather is freaking her out.
     
  10. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine missed yesterday too :)
     

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