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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dpbutler, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Dpbutler

    Dpbutler New Egg

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    My wife Kim and me have one rooster and three hens not sure what kind. They have not gave me any eggs sence September. I ordered some r-island reds and other types for the spring time
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    For winter laying they need 14 hours of light, usually.

    Also if they are a couple years old they may have been molting.

    You can increase the protein in the feed too- that may help.

    Also rule out mites/lice/worms.
     
  3. Dpbutler

    Dpbutler New Egg

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    Thanks I think it is the Light they are not molting. When I had the R-island reds they laid all thur the winter, I ordered 6 reds , 6black giants and others. What do you know about black giants?
     
  4. Dpbutler

    Dpbutler New Egg

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    And are black giants and black jersey giants the same breed?
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Well some girls will lay all winter without light, but generally they need light.

    Black Jersey Giants are Black Giants.

    They looked just like my Black Australorps when I bought them from a hatchery but I didn't keep them too long. The BJGs I bought from a breeder looked different.

    They take a long time, they say maybe 18 months to 2 years, to fill out is what I have read.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  8. Fierlin1182

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    Hi and :welcome

    Some breeds will lay through the winter. I have red sex-links and they never stop laying unless they're molting. :lol:

    Enjoy the site!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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