had to break down

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by banditgin, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. banditgin

    banditgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and buy some eggs as my two haven't laid an egg in a long time (one since thanksgiving, the other in about a week). wouldn't have been a bigg deal except I promised my oldest girl we'd make cupcakes.

    do hens not lay in the winter?
     
  2. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to also! I've been reading on here that they slow down this time of year, but I'm not getting any. I keep searching the yard incase they tried laying elsewhere, but I ain't finding anything. Oh well. Can't wait till spring!
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    My little bantams are still laying - snow and all. I only have three little hens, and I get one egg a day [​IMG]

    No extra heat and no extra light provided - I thought for sure they would stop by now - in fact there was a break of a couple of days and I gave up looking for eggs then - till my DH found 2 on one day!
     
  4. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to buy a box of 10 eggs. I only have 2 hens and they had not laid anything for a couple of weeks. Now I have 16 eggs.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I had to buy a doz. eggs at Thanksgiving...First time in 4 years without enough eggs to bake with...atleast now they have started to pick up and I am getting eggs from my new pullets at 28 weeks!!.....
     
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  6. SarahF

    SarahF Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 5 BRs and they are still laying about one a day. They love the snow though! My husband put out fresh water yesterday afternoon, they drank a little from it and went back to eating the snow outside! funny girls!
     
  7. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have two teenage girls, one lays sometimes the other doesn't anymore. We also have one hen that's just over 1yo. She was giving us an egg a day, now it is few and far between. We have been buying eggs for two months now. In the spring we will be getting 3-5 more hens. Can't decide though if I want to buy chicks or try my hand at hatching.

    Monica
     
  8. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    yea we are having to buy eggs from the store now,, yuck !!!
     
  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd have enough eggs if I didn't find new recipes for pound cake, custard and EGG NOG on this darn forum!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I had to buy eggs from the farmers market. I'm getting one egg about every other day from 4 pullets. It also looks like the EEs may be starting to moult, feathers all over the coop. I'll be glad when the days get longer and they start laying again. I miss my eggs.
     

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