hens started to lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jfoley, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. jfoley

    jfoley Out Of The Brooder

    52
    0
    39
    Mar 21, 2011
    well my redsexlinks started to lay. i am not sure weather it was there age or that fact that i put a light in the coop that comes on at night and morning to give them more daylite. instead of getting 4-6 eggs a day i am getting 16-18 a day.[​IMG]
     
  2. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

    775
    7
    121
    Apr 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    WOW. Good for you. Time to start researching a good souffle recipe...
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,788
    28
    188
    Sep 27, 2010
    Colorado
    wow.....quite a change...cool! [​IMG]
     
  4. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    373
    1
    103
    Jun 6, 2011
    FL
    Wow that is awesome! Congrat! [​IMG]
     
  5. Lightfoote

    Lightfoote Out Of The Brooder

    98
    0
    29
    Apr 26, 2011
    From how many pullets, altogether?

    Lightfoote
     
  6. jfoley

    jfoley Out Of The Brooder

    52
    0
    39
    Mar 21, 2011
    10 r/reds 9 redsexlinks 2blacksexlinks total 21:D
     
  7. jfoley

    jfoley Out Of The Brooder

    52
    0
    39
    Mar 21, 2011
    new record yesterday 19 eggs from 21 hens. one DY.[​IMG]
     
  8. AmyQ

    AmyQ Out Of The Brooder

    17
    0
    22
    Jun 12, 2011
    woohoo!
     
  9. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    821
    5
    138
    Apr 5, 2010
    Cody, WY
    Quote:What watt bulb did you use and what time does the light come on?
    I have 34 hens and my egg production came to a screeching halt. Am thinking about adding light but don't know exactly how to. I do have electicity in my coop any suggestiond?
    Ayda
     
  10. Janelschickenfarm

    Janelschickenfarm Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Nov 23, 2011
    I have read that a 40w bulb is sufficient and they need at least 12 hours of light. I put a 40 watt bulb in my heat lamp because I dont have any chicks to keep warm right now. I just hung it up in my coop and it runs from 6 am til about 9 at night.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by