Egg Production Picking Up

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheEggCollecter, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems like forever since my older hens have laid an egg. But today one of my older ladies layer an egg. This is a sign spring is coming! Anyone else have older hens starting to lay after winter?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine are picking up as well. Not all of my older hens are laying, but several of them are.
     
  3. WendyJeepchick

    WendyJeepchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! I'm relatively new to chickens. Last july I was given 3 easter eggers and was told that they were about 2 years old. In hindsight, I believe they are a few years older. I was able to enjoy their green eggs for about 4 months, then they stopped laying. I had already determined 2 weeks ago that I was going to have to take them to auction because For practical purposes I can't just keep feeding non-layers. Well, lo and behold, yesterday one of them gave me the first green egg in 5 months. Thank goodness, because I didn't really want to cull them.
     

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