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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LaneyNZ, May 7, 2016.

  1. LaneyNZ

    LaneyNZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all. I'm Laney in New Zealand. Crazy chicken lady and mother (or Food God) of three beautiful 18 month old brown shavers... Dixie, Peckles and Bonnie. I had four, but lost my beautiful Tilly one at only 12 months old to egg peritonitis.

    Being that these girls are egg laying hybrids and pretty much lay all year round, anyone else out there with similar hybrids that have more problems round egg peritonitis and other issues compared to pure breds?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Laney

    Glad you could join us here! Sorry to hear you lost Tilly, it's always very sad when a flock member is lost. I've had and have hybrids but I've not encountered egg laying problems at all with them so I'm afraid I can't be of help to you.

    Hope you enjoy BYC, I'm sure you will. Everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I have heard it is common in the very high production breeds.
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Laney and welcome to BYC. I have some commercial dual purpose birds and not had any problems, so I'm honestly not sure if the problem is "common" or not.

    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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