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Magical Egg-Laying Hens!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    You are not going to believe this - i don't. i have six Red Star hens in an enclosed coop and pen. Also have one EE in there who is just finishing a molt and has not started laying again.

    i collect eggs every day - six big brown eggs every single day, rain or shine. i collected those six two days ago, i know i did. Then yesterday afternoon i go out and find TEN eggs. Well, i thought to myself, i must have missed some or forgotten them over the past few days. So i checked every nook and cranny in the six nest boxes and made sure those ten were it.

    Then today i just went out and found EIGHT big brown eggs laid in plain sight in two of the nest boxes(?!?!?!?). How on earth is that possible? i am not making this up. i knew those Red Stars were egg-laying machines, but this is beyond belief.

    Here is the booty from today (made a quiche from the ten i collected yesterday).

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    Here are some of those rockin' Reds. i used to complain about how pushy they were, but not complaining now!

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  2. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    WOW!! [​IMG] Congrats!
     
  3. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    wow that is great. your ee lays what color eggs? brown?
    i wish i could get double out of mine.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I love my sexlinks too! Egg laying machines for sure!!! But I just wish they'd slow down a bit, since so many of them end up with reproductive issues in their 2nd and 3rd years of life.
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Oh no, what type of reproductive issues? Just wondering what i should look out for.

    Also, from what i've read, they only produce an egg every 26 hours. Is it possible for them to lay more often that that? i just don't know how this is happening.

    "what was I thinking" - my EE lays green eggs, so she isn't contributing to this onslaught of eggs.
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    WOW [​IMG] Thats amazing.... CONGRATS !!!
     
  7. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Congratulations,[​IMG]

    and Knock on wood, that is really ammaizing.

    Omran.
     
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My sexlink is my only layer. I [​IMG] that bird!!
     
  9. crazy hen quartet

    crazy hen quartet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! [​IMG]

    Ok, you have to update us daily on your numbers!
     
  10. scubagirl

    scubagirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats excellent.

    I watched one of my cochins the other day lay an egg, and then never get up to leave after about an hour I thought what is she doing going broody or something and I came close to her to offer some scratch she stood up hissing and out plopped a double yoker. Thats basically like laying 3 eggs in one day. Amazing what they can do sometimes.
     

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