NO More Broodys!!

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

  1. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

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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 Songster

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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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