Old girl is back in lay.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pgpoultry, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My old Warren, Warrren, is back in lay. She appeared to go into permanent retirement about last July, having slowed to about 2 eggs per week (not bad for a 'production brown' and she definitely had earned her retirement.)

    Today, she made a b-line for the outhouse when I opened the door and shot behind the garden tools...."Almost looks like the old beggar wants to lay" I thought. Anyway, 10 minutes later and she is out....and behind the tools 5 eggs, plus the really hot one she has just laid!

    Grumpy, bossy, noisy, and pretty she ain't (wore a poultry saddle all winter to keep her warm as she is balding with age.....but back in lay at a ridiculously old age.

    Only problem is this laying frenzy seems to have hit all my girls and I am getting 20-25 per day. I could have a bath in eggs!


     
  2. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many chickens do you have?
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Egg shampoo for you!
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 25 hens and 5 roos.
     
  5. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky you. We have 18 layers and never do we get 18 eggs. I think the most we ever got was 17 and we had more layers at the time. Whats your secret lol?
     
  6. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can only be the fact that we pretty well always have lots of green grass. We have weather which is VERY mediocre!
     

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