Freezer Camp For The Whole Flock!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenGeorge, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. ChickenGeorge

    ChickenGeorge Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I have about 25 hens that I got first of April. It is now December and not one egg. I am done feeding them. This weekend they are all going to the freezer.[​IMG] Guess I will maybe try again in spring. I may be done with chickens.
     
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    PLEASE DONT! WAIT!!! There gonna be tougher now and + If you wait next spring you will be haveing bundles of eggs. Why start all over in spring.
     
  3. dickies chics

    dickies chics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give your girls time. I have the same problem with mine,but i'm waiting it out. be patient they will start to produce and when they do you"ll be happy you waited.
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    What breed are they? Some breeds are slower maturing and lay later than most.
     
  5. thefishery

    thefishery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    were they adult hens when you got them?
     
  6. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Why? Don't you want any eggs?
     
  7. TeriNick50

    TeriNick50 Out Of The Brooder

    25 hens and no eggs ... oh my!
    I would be discouraged too.
    Instead of harvesting ALL of them, keep a few.
    They'll start to lay soon.

    My girls (I only have 4) started laying last week.
    They're 24 weeks old - one has been laying everyday since Dec 1st.
    Another one started yesterday but nothing today from her.
    The other two are still moochin'

    Be Patient - don't put them all in the freezer.
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    They all slow down this time of year; if they were JUST getting to POL when the days began to shorten, they won't begin to lay until spring. If you DO wish to get rid of them, please consider giving them or selling them to someone before the freezer camp step!

    Remember: the average time it takes for a pullet to begin laying is 24 weeks.
     
  9. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    WAAAIIIIT!

    At LEAST post a pic so we can verify you didn't get all mutant boys!
     
  10. ChickenGeorge

    ChickenGeorge Out Of The Brooder

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    These are the most pampered birds alive. Eat well, plus scraps, I talk to them, hold them, even name most, let them out to free range. Have nice warm roost, clean fresh water. You name it.

    Ten are Barred Rocks Ten are Black Australoups and Five are a mix breed.

    Have about waited all I will, telling you, their days are numbered. Unless someone can tell me something new.
     

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