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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 1mommahen, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    can feel my pain . . . I just had to BUY eggs with 20 chickens in my backyard!!!!!!!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Oh! That is terrible! Store-bought eggs are suitable only for feeding to dogs and chickens - I'm so sorry you've been debased by circumstance to the point that you must eat them yourself. [​IMG]

    (I added a light on a timer in my coop - it comes on about 2 hours before the sun comes up, and it has improved my girls' egg production, but I know not everyone gets the same results.)
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Yes, we've been there. Ironic and silly, isn't it? But we love our girlies whether they pop out the goodies or not.
     
  4. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    Actually, I bought them from a farm around the corner. But still![​IMG] I need them to make Christmas cookies! I have a timer that comes on at 4 am but still not much luck. They were hatched 6/10/09 and they haven't started yet! Oh well!
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I'm in the same boat. Lucky to get 2 eggs a day from the big girls. On the other hand- the banty cochins think it's spring. I have tons of itty bitty eggs with super hard shells. [​IMG]
     
  6. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    I felt like laying the bought eggs down in the middle of the coop to give the girls a clue! LOL [​IMG]
     
  7. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I have 18 chickens and not one (only 1 was laying when they were laying) since July. [​IMG]
     
  8. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Quote:So true! I almost didn't recognize you.........[​IMG]
     
  9. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Quote:Same thing here too. [​IMG] Our cochins are laying daily but the big girls just haven't been able to get back into the swing of things.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I am down to just an egg a day if I am lucky. [​IMG] I have very sad customers. No extra light in my coop, did add heat due to an unexpected -18 degree night. Days will start getting longer soon (not soon enough I know) [​IMG]





    Quote:So true! I almost didn't recognize you.........[​IMG]

    x2
     

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