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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Louise821, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Louise821

    Louise821 New Egg

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    Hi Everyone, I'm new to the group, and relatively new to chickens. I joined a chicken co-op last spring so have a little (a very little) bit of experience with chickens. Hoping to get more info along the way here. We have 18 chickens and are only getting between 5 and 8 eggs a day at this time of year. Does that seem right? I know the lack of daylight in the winter and molting will cause a drop in production. But how do you know if it is too big a drop and something else is wrong?
    THanks!
     
  2. Blonde

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  4. For this time of year that is pretty good, they will be increasing quickly as the day gets longer. I am only getting only 5 to 7 eggs a day right now and I have a lot of girls running around.
     
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  8. what's kickin' chicken

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