Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zrkr, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. zrkr

    zrkr New Egg

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    I am wanting to mark what old hens are laying, from the ones that aren't. I see a couple of them on the nests, but then am not sure which ones. I would eliminate the ones that are just eating and not laying. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    put each hen in a seperate pen or a dog crate until they lay an egg? If they don't lay one in three or four days then I would get rid of them if that's your goal
     
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    [​IMG] I routinely pull a few hens and kennel them, to check fertility and laying.
    if that is the goal you can use a marking method (band if they lay or whatever) when you return to the coop.
     
  4. vstoltzfus

    vstoltzfus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question, zrkr! I was wondering how people did this, too.
     

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