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I think I am going to have to do the unthinkable!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bec, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    My hens are on strike or something because we haven't gotten an egg from any of them in about a week! [​IMG] I don't want to have to do the unthinkable and BUY them (ewww) from the store!!!!! We are out of eggs for the first time in a year! What the heck is going on here??
     
  2. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Songster

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    Probably the cold and decrease in amount of daylight. Mine are doing the same thing. [​IMG]
     
  3. Blech! [​IMG] Can't you buy eggs from someone else who has chickens?

    Store eggs are gross.
     
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

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    Get laying ducks. My chickens are down to 1 or 2 eggs a day, but the ducks have never slowed produtcion at all. I've got between 4 and 5 duck eggs from 5 hens every day since they started laying in June. I only have 1 egg customer who won't take duck eggs and several who like them better than chicken.
     
  5. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Quote:There is no one I know of or anywhere near me that sells fresh eggs! [​IMG]
     
  6. skand

    skand Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    Get the brown ones, close your eyes, and ack! Fake it!!!

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    My hens are on overtime and the ducks are shooting them out like automatic weapons! But I don't want you to feel bad........ [​IMG]
     
  8. the ducks are shooting them out like automatic weapons

    That is an image I didn't need in my head. [​IMG]
     
  9. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    With only 3 laying hens, two of which are bantams, I'm afraid we're going to have to do the same from time to time. When we buy store bought eggs we make sure to buy the Farm House brand CAGE FREE brown eggs. It says on the carton "From natural grain fed free roaming nesting hens" & "hand gathered large eggs" They cost a little more, but now that I have and love chickens I will never support the caged hen egg industry again.
     
  10. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I went out and had a talk with them and told them that if they don't get their butts in gear (get it? butts?? HA) That they are going to have to get their sticks and bags and get walkin' on down the road!!!
     

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