Finally happened

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by meowoui, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. meowoui

    meowoui Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday when I went to shut the girls door there was a pile of newspaper on the floor I said "now that is weird how did that happen"

    so I put the shredded paper back in the box and left this AM I went out and opened their door and took a look to see how many

    boxes needed to be clean once again the one box was void of the shredded paper in the middle of the shavings of pine was a hole

    with a little brown egg, Goldie our Brahma laid her first egg[​IMG]. I'm pretty sure it was her for she was the one in the box

    last night where the egg was found.

    Now I know we are to start feeding her the lime and oyster shell stuff but the problem is Goldie is the only one laying the other

    girls are not ready yet. Now what?

    Karen
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I think your question is “How do you feed a flock where some but not all are laying”. There are several different ways depending on actual flock make-up, but a standard way is to feed Grower, Starter, Flock Raiser, something like that which is low in calcium and offer oyster shell on the side. The ones that need the extra calcium for the egg shells should eat the oyster shell and the ones that don’t need it won’t eat enough to harm themselves.
     
  3. meowoui

    meowoui Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, thank you
     
  4. meowoui

    meowoui Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Up date: This afternoon one of our black star laid her first egg her egg is very small I can put the egg in a table spoon and there is still room

    on the sides the color is pale brown with little speckles. Ruby Cluck-Cluck got up on the water bucket and made her big announcement

    for everyone in range and beyond.

    Three chickens left to start laying their eggs.

    Karen
     

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