I have HAPPY!!! chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bakerjw, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least I assume that they are happy and very well adjusted. Back in March I picked up 8 sex link pullets from TSC. They started laying perhaps a month or so ago and rarely does a day go by that I don't get 8 eggs from them. As of yesterday they were batting 1.000 for 3 days in a row. 2 dozen eggs in 3 days! These 8 hens probably give me 50 eggs a week!

    Is this unusual? I never expected this kind of output.
     
  2. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
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    Wtg your chickens .my 4 girls aren't doing quite that well but 5or 6 eggs from bo hen about 6 eggs from lt Brahma. And my campine and Andalusian seem to be taking turn laying though the campine seems to be pretending to lay
     
  3. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well darn if they didn't give me another 8 yesterday. 32 in 4 days.
     
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get 8 out of 8 RIR eggs every other day. They have been laying about a month now
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't no how happy the chickens are after laying all those eggs but I can tell you are.
     
  6. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good girls!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Marion565

    Marion565 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great post,.
    I like the eggs my little ones give me, I only get one little pullet egg a day from my 5 RIR but the above post sums it up pretty good.
    It's not about the eggs, it is about how happy your chickens make you.[​IMG]
     
  8. organicchef

    organicchef Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a great post,.
    I like the eggs my little ones give me, I only get one little pullet egg a day from my 5 RIR but the above post sums it up pretty good.
    It's not about the eggs, it is about how happy your chickens make you.[​IMG]

    I agree with you, Marion!! If mine never laid an egg, I would still enjoy them!!
     
  9. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Quote:I made a mistake lt. Brahma not lay. My other 2 pullet giving me at least 5 eggs. Will know by the end of this week
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

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    That is a great post,.
    I like the eggs my little ones give me, I only get one little pullet egg a day from my 5 RIR but the above post sums it up pretty good.
    It's not about the eggs, it is about how happy your chickens make you.[​IMG]

    I agree with you, Marion!! If mine never laid an egg, I would still enjoy them!!

    X2. I didn't even GET my chickens for the eggs, I was looking for free fertilizer for my raised garden beds (animated, pretty, feathered fertilizer units), bug control, and oh, yah, they will lay eggs, too! So eggs are a total bonus I really, really appreciate.

    Then I discovered they have personalities. Whoa! SCORE!! I have a whole flock of new little feathered people to enjoy! (And it's getting larger, too...)
     

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