just curious

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GardenWeasel, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. GardenWeasel

    GardenWeasel Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Henry, TN
    Having read extensively "How many eggs today", I always note when someone joined after seeing the 20 out of 24 posts. Almost always those posts are this years new members. I find it unusual on older flocks for the numbers to be as high. Are there those of you that totally replace your flock every year with new layers? I am at 36 chickens of which 15 are new pullets and rarely get over 17 eggs due to molting or taking a break. just wondering about high numbers from older members.

  2. mrsc1951

    mrsc1951 Songster

    May 15, 2011
    Largo, Florida
    It could be that the breeds you have aren't "super" layers. I have LBs, BAs, EEs and two Cochin/SLW mixes and all are great layers. The BAs and LBs are going on two years old and are very reliable layers. The BAs didn't even molt when the others did, just dropped a few feathers and kept on laying. Are you feeding them a good quality layer mix? With the shorter days and some still molting do you give them some extra protein? All things to be considered.

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