i WANTsome EGGS!! Dang it!

AllCoop'dUp

Songster
9 Years
May 12, 2010
283
2
124
Creswell, Oregon
I have 1 qty - 29wk old/ 4 qty - 28wk olds/ 3 qty- 24wk olds/ 7 qty- 18 wk olds and dang it if I'm only getting 1 or 2 eggs per day. Some days ZERO!! They are all on Flockraiser as I have mixed ages all together and can't feed them laying pellets. When I got my babies (now 8 weeks old) each of the older girls took turns going broody, but I didn't let them set. So...don't you think with 14 girls all laying age I should be getting more than 0-3 eggs per day?? I mean come on...I go through 50 pounds of feed a week for my flock of 66. Am I not feeding them enough in addition to their free ranging and treats? Any ideas??
 

gryeyes

Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
15,506
430
358
My slice of heaven in Somerset, CA
You are also providing them crushed oyster shell, free choice, right? Since you aren't feeding them a layer feed. (I don't feed layer feed to my flock for the exact same reason: too many different ages in the flock.)
 

wildeflowers

I suspect fowl play!
9 Years
Jun 29, 2010
428
3
111
At least your getting some! Be thankful. Some of us are still waiting.
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rdport

In the Brooder
10 Years
Nov 27, 2009
67
0
29
Texas
What breeds are they? I know with the sex-links, we get eggs everyday, but with others not so often, and they have to be older before they start laying.
 

pontoosuc

Songster
10 Years
Jun 9, 2010
399
11
154
Richmond, MA
Hang in there. We've only had 3 eggs in the last week. (3 total) from our 21 week old pullets.

I'm sure we will all get more soon (fingers crossed - tightly)
 

AllCoop'dUp

Songster
9 Years
May 12, 2010
283
2
124
Creswell, Oregon
Wow...I guess I shouldn't complain. Yes, they get free choice oyster shell. Breeds: Dorking, Java, EE,SS, BO, Blue Andalusian, Light Brahmas . I also have 2 Cayuga ducks 24 wks old that haven't layed yet either!! In 8 weeks, I'll add layer pellets and keep my fingers crossed that someone will lay through the winter.
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