Egg Laying Experiment Results

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kudzu vine, May 30, 2010.

  1. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had a huge problem with egg production. It was down to nothing. I let them out of their fairly large fenced pen into a very large fenced backyard. I placed a 25w light in their house 24/7 (since some were still on roost at 11am.) and didn't feed them until later afternoon when I put them back in pen. Feed was mainly laying pellets and some cracked corn/oyster. From none to 1 egg, now 4-5 eggs. I have 7 hens. This took about 2 weeks. So far, it seems to be working. I live in N. Mississippi.

    Kudzuvine Janet
     
  2. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed mine don't lay as well either when they "free range" in my large backyard...weird.
     
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  3. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry double post.
     
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  4. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, I was told to check the yard - I know eggs are hard to find, especially when they are tan and brown. But there weren't any eggs. Is it coincidence that they're now laying? I don't think so, but whatever the reason, whether it's my light, change in feeding, etc., I know I'm now getting eggs and the eggs I'm getting are richer. Good luck everyone with egg laying problem.
     

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