Mixed Egglaying Results

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PheazAnts, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. PheazAnts

    PheazAnts Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question. We split an order of Buffs with the neighbor a half a mile away. They were hatched in late April. Our Buffs are in with Barreds that are 2 months older than the Buffs. The Buffs here have been laying for at least a month now. The neighbor's Buffs haven't even started. Her Buffs are also the only ones she has. So what can be the cause for the difference? Just wondering. Welcome any input and observations. Thanks!
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Differences in feed is usually the cause. Say if you both free range yours may be better then hers.
     
  3. PheazAnts

    PheazAnts Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Den in Penn. We both free range but ours are let out later in the day. There is always feed & water available for them in the hen house. We get egg-layer mash from a feed mill up in Amish country. I think the neighbor feeds hers Purina Layena. Also her hens are out all day. I just found out she found an egg out in a bundle of leaves so at least one that is laying!
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If hers are out all day, it may also be that hers have been laying in hidden nests.
     

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