Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

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  1. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, you head out to the coop with your chef apron on, cayenne in one hand spatula in the other and tell them, "whoever doesn't get laying is donating wings for the Superbowl". Works like a charm.
     
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  2. patrickschick

    patrickschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That's how I got mine laying!
     
  3. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    or if you don't have a chef apron, you sprinkle Cayenne on their food, I've heard it stimulates production. Although I haven't tried this myself. Maybe I will for Momma2my's sake.
     
  4. patrickschick

    patrickschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an apron. tie-dyed, and cow print. Yep all in one...it was custom made lol
     
  5. patrickschick

    patrickschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting 6-8/day from 9 hens. I don't think that's too shabby
     
  6. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have nothing to trade at the moment.....
     
  7. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cayenne treatment:
    mix cayenne pepper into the feed . Old wives tale but we tried it last year and we got an increase in eggs in a few days. DD tried it too with her bantams and it jumpstarted them too. Add enough to slightly color the feed for a few days.
    I want to wait until most of the new feathers are in and the hens look good. We are pouring on the BOSS right now. My theory is once the feathers are looking good they should have the energy to put out eggs. I believe in resting them, but some are inclined to take advantage!

    YES.. got DH to agree to replace his 5 big black orpingtons who are now going into their 4th year. They are his chickens but I manage the flock. He just feeds and enjoys them. The farmer in me says they have to produce! i did promise he could replace them in spring. We'll just get a few babies from hinkjc :)
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    Here's DH's favorite FBCM Mufasa and his ladies: FBCMs and olive eggers ( FBCM hen x blue egger tailed Arcauna roo) We will hatch this year's babies from this group.
    And i wouldn't mind hatching NYD, but i don't want to raise them in January and February. Don't have the place for it.
     
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  8. patrickschick

    patrickschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry. I didn't realize yours weren't laying.... Maybe Chad's chooks can give all ours a pep talk? I would go out there RIGHT NOW with the cayenne....except then the goats would all follow me back to the house. Everyone is fed and watered, and the goats are staying put. So I don't wanna go out and temp them into fence jumping or they will spend the whole day doing this:


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    "Hey! Can we come in? We just wanna lay on the couch, eat popcorn n watch TV."
     
  10. msladyhawke

    msladyhawke Poultry Connoisseur


    OMG, tooooo cute Blarney!!!
     

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