NO More Broodys!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newchickmom, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally! Last night there was not a single hen I had to push off the nest. [​IMG]
    I have had 5 to 6 broodys for over a month now and egg production has been around 8 for 20 (black australorps) hens. People keep asking for eggs, and I haven't had enough for everyone!
    Now my new girls (10 buff orphingtons) are starting to lay also. Problem there is their eggs are only about 1 1/2 inches long. Not near big enough to sell yet but very cute and we can eat them.
    Has anyone else been having this same problem?
     
  2. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actaully - I have the other end of the spectrum. I am waiting for one of my girls to go broody so I can have some babies. Mine are all still very young and have only been laying for a month so I am just too impatient. [​IMG]

    Good luck though! [​IMG]
     

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