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Getting the girls to lay...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MoodyChicken, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have breeding pens set up... but no eggs! There's a light in the coop, a half red half white heat lamp. They've got a well balanced diet. All the hens have good weight, squishy bums, their combs are glossy, but no eggs. They were laying before I set them in with the roos, but now they've stopped. It's like they're protesting. [​IMG] They're not stressed, but they're just not laying. Is there anything else I can do to convince them that they need to lay eggs? Should I serenade them with romantic songs? hahah.
     
  2. apukanski

    apukanski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with that. Sometimes I think my girls are holding 'em in for a slight, real or imagined. They have to lay eventually.
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha, yeah. But I promised a kindergarten class I'd have eggs for them in two weeks. Looks like that's not happening.
     
  4. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bribe 'em![​IMG]
     
  5. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It was easy to isolate that statement.

    Are they breeding? If so, after they are removed from the roos, they should lay fertile eggs for several weeks.

    Steve
     
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  6. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I smell a chicken revolt [​IMG]
     
  7. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    digitS' :

    Quote:It was easy to isolate that statement.

    Are they breeding? If so, after they are removed from the roos, they should lay fertile eggs for several weeks.

    Steve

    Not 100% sure if they've made the connection. The boys are all very new to it and clumsy. lol. But yeah. That would work. I just wanted to get some eggs for a little kindergarten class to hatch. Guess they'll have to wait.​
     

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