Just new, having egg problems..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by medusabomb, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. medusabomb

    medusabomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should be trying to find a related post, and asking egg questions there...right?
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    First, [​IMG] were glad to have you here. Some members prefer you do a search of your problem first and then if you can't find the answer post your question.

    We have several different sections/categories you just pick the appropriate one and post there.

    But, what questions do you have? I'll do my best to answer.
     
  3. medusabomb

    medusabomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens are laying erraticly! Ive researched the basics(feed is fine, noone stealing/eating eggs, noone moulting,no mites,no severe changes in weather/temp etc) Ill get 1 egg one day (from the 12 who should be laying) 9 eggs the next...then 4.. then 11..what gives?
     
  4. medusabomb

    medusabomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive tried upping the protein, at another chicken persons suggestion, added scrambled duck eggs and some dried stinging nettle crumbles....increased after that, but I cant feed that every day! If they have free access to their food(16-17%) and are ranged to forage, shouldnt their protein intake be adequate?
     
  5. RedStarDaddy

    RedStarDaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, MeBo. Welcome to the site.

    How long have they been laying?

    If you go to this site, select your continent, then click on the nearest large city, how many hours of daylight does it show you have? 14 is the optimum; as the days get shorter the hens will slow down their laying.

    What breeds have you got? Some do lay better through the winter than others do.

    RSD
     
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  6. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. medusabomb

    medusabomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    11 hours 15 minutes of daylight. DANG!!! Should have known it was something simple...I can stop frying duckeggs and picking the flippin' prickly stinging nettle now..nothing buuuuurns like nettle dust![​IMG]
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  9. bigchickenman

    bigchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from ohio.
     
  10. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

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