I hate my chickens!! however I am starting to like them again pg 5

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by d1, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. d1

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    only free range them a few hours in the afternoon and I am out with them
     
  2. Pine Acres Peeps

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    This is getting interesting.....
     
  3. Dar

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    yeah but they are sneeky lil darlins..lol
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:Mine haven't [​IMG] But the weather here in Ohio isn't exactly hot, though it is warm. I've been getting between 6-9 eggs a day, but recently two of my hens decided to go broody again [​IMG]
     
  5. d1

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    Quote:no they stay within site of where I sit because of the neighbors cats
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

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    You have to make sure they have plenty of food, water, and grit or they could get stressed in this heat and of course that will greatly affect egg production.
    My birds are still moulting a bit. That also causes stress.
    Now you could do what Bellisamo is doing, and threaten them with the stew pot [​IMG] Show'em the cooker and tell them if they don't get their fuzzy butts in gear, they'll get it! [​IMG]
    Just don't let them know you're not serious!
     
  7. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    I have 75+ ducks and chickens. I haven't collected an egg in a month..... Everyone is broody, hot or muddy.
     
  8. blueoval1

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    Quote:Wow
     
  9. Michigan has had some twisted weather. My hens have been either drinking 5 to 8 gallons of water back to 3 gallons depends on the heat. They are happy and free range. I average a dozen a day.

    On good days I will get 18 to 20.

    When it is not going to be to hot out for a day I will leave them alone and then go get the eggs at night then end up with 3 1/2 dozen dont know why just let them rest and make sure they have shade and water and dont let them run out of food.
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    My chickens egg production dropped this spring and I was puzzled. It's horribly hot, so I blamed it on that.

    Then we found the 6 foot yellow rat snake was eating 4-7 eggs a day. One more thing to consider.

    I just make sure I get the eggs before the snake does now. He'll move on soon, since his "free" food is gone!
     

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