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less flock aggro = more eggs??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by technodoll, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow.

    I got 7 eggs this morning, first time ever (most has been 6 so far) - I have 7 confirmed layers and two suspected layers.

    Is it a coincidence that yesterday I removed the big, stomping nervy plymouth rock roo from the flock as well as a troublemaker hen (very nervous and unruly)?

    Everything seems so peaceful now.

    Do hens lay more eggs when not stressed?
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    From everything I have read they do!!

    Stress really effects them!!

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  3. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I still get 7 eggs tomorrow, then I'll feel 150% confident that I did the right thing with the flock re-adjustment!

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    Is it wrong to be happy that some of your birds are gone? I want to feel guilty but... um... [​IMG]
     
  4. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that you did the right thing... If it makes you less stressful --wonderful and if it's an added bonus that the girls are peaceful and lay more--it's even better!!! Win-Win....
     
  5. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's 3 cheers for following my heart, even if it meant being ruthless... you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs? LOL!
     
  6. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 more beautiful eggs today.

    Point taken and proven - hurrah!

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