"Louisiana "La-yers" Peeps"

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Sassymygirl, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is most likely that the days are getting shorter. I have a large flock and they are also moltng, so they are only laying about 10% of their summer production, now. I have plenty roos and they don't seem to lay any better with fewer or more roos. It's just that time of the year. We had such a mild winter, the hens didn't stop laying since last summer, so it was time for them to molt, I think.
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    :thumbsup

    I didn't have any extra roos this year but I'm looking forward to next year. I only have extra toms.

    I hope you enjoy your stewed roos, gravy and rice tonight. :drool
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    x2

    I agree with Gracie.
     
  4. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah me too and that was just what I was thinking the only way a rooster effects laying is hindering it from pestering the hens making them uncomfortable or hiding and not eating properly, it doesn't take rooster to produce the eggs, the hens do it all on their own. It does take a rooster to make the eggs hatch though and not by them sitting on them either [​IMG] LOL

    Jeff
     
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  5. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have to jump on board with Gracie and Julie,..
    If we have a rough or aggressive roo it sometimes stresses them a bit and we can get fewer eggs. ( those roos then get renamed "Gumbo")
     
  6. Garilyn Bardash

    Garilyn Bardash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    production pets! thanks for answering!
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    And I agree with Yvette about roos stressing them out. When I had my gazillion roosters, they did stress the hens out. So glad I processed them.
     
  8. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was going to suggest Hupp Farms in TX,.. they have beautiful SQ Aussies,.. and they are working on a Blue Austalorp,[​IMG],.. and aveca here on BYC has some of the best SQ Aussies,..and are so very helpful,..
    if you want production birds,.. ( can't go wrong with Aussies,. they are my hero egg layers!) there is a small family hatchery in Kiln Ms that has nice birds,.. Southern Farm Hatchery http://www.southernfarmhatchery.com/
    They ship small orders. Nice people.
     
  9. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i kinda figured it wasnt because of not having roo but figured if anything id have some hatching eggs lol
     
  10. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o and I'm trien to sale my three easter egger hens they will be a year in october and lay green and blue eggs they came from mpc was thinking 30 for all three ?
     

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