Girls started laying again!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by magikchick, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Went out to the coop last night and what did I find. Empty nests again NO! six lovely eggs. After a long dry spell the girls have come thru at last. [​IMG]
     
  2. mawmaw_t

    mawmaw_t Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad to hear your girls are laying again!

    Ours started laying Nov. 2 and are still going. We get about 11 a day out of 20 hens.

    A friend of ours told us his stopped laying in August and if they don't start again soon they are going in the pot.

    I told DH to tell him to give them time and they will start agian.

    How long did yours stop laying for?

    Thanks!
     
  3. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Mine have been stopped for about 3 months! I was wondering if I would ever get any more eggs.
     
  4. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear your girls are laying again! I hope my don't go on strike! Do you know why they stopped? Was it the cooler weather...less daylight time?
     
  5. walbarbsa

    walbarbsa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are on "strike", too, but they're two years old. The 8 month silkies are laying quite well and one is even brooding some eggs. I'll be overrun with silkies before I know it.

    Anyway, I understand that shorter daylight hours contribute to lower egg rates....can't put a light in the coop....
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    CONGRATS !!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    You must be sooooo happy [​IMG]

    Way to go hens [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh.....you give me hope. My Welsummer stopped laying at 10 1/2 hours. (Oct) and my Chanticler never made maturity started laying before the short days.

    My BPR and Buff Brahama laid all winter.

    DH repeatedly threatens the girls who haven't laid! I can hardly wait for them to get enough daylight to all be happy layers.
     
  8. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 silkies and have been averging 2 a day for a few weeks now...they took a day off on Christmas day but then I had 3 friday and 2 yesterday and 2 today...
     
  9. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    I know how you feel-mine were on strike for months, but I got an egg on Christmas day, and more have followed!
     

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