LF chicks after 3 straight years of bantams!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by columbiacritter, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    We haven't had to replace any of our layer flock for 3 yrs so all we've been hatching has been my husbands tiny bantams. This year I decided it was time for new layers and got an assortment of LF chicks from Ideal. I had forgotten how BIG they are compared to all the little tiny bantams. My exchequer leghorns at 2 wks old are almost the same size as the 6 wk old bantams.

    I guess the older layer girls got the hint because my 5 yr old Wyandotte that layed less than a dozen eggs last year has been giving me 4 to 5 eggs a week for the last month. The other 2 three yr old hens are giving me 6 eggs a week. Plus all 6 ducks kicked into full production so since I decided to get new layers I've got more than enough eggs!

    When the new dozen pullets are laying I'll be sending 10 or 12 dozen eggs a week to the shelter.

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