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I can't figure it out

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Ed62, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Ed62

    Ed62 Songster

    About a month ago, one of our pullets began laying. She has given us an egg a day, almost without failure. Days are getting shorter, there is no artificial light given them, it's cold, and today we got two eggs for the first time! It won't be long before the store can keep their eggs. [​IMG]


  2. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    [​IMG] congrats! You are blessed with a winter layer!
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    one of the perks of having chickens!
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Ain't nothing sweeter than a fresh egg in the winter!
  5. chickaddict

    chickaddict Songster

    May 4, 2009
    I stopped trying to figure it out. This time last year I had 6 hens.
    from October til the end of Dec if I got 1 or 2 a day, but in Jan and Feb I was getting 4 or 5.

    Now i have 14 hens and I'm getting 8 to 11 every day. Come Jan and Feb I'll be up to my (insert expletive here) in eggs.

    I thought I would get lots of eggs from April to Oct then things would slow down or stop for the winter. I'm finding out that it's exactly the opposite.
    It was 22 degrees last night and it's been raining buckets all day, but I still gathered 10 eggs.

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