Right now I would...... UPDATE!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Acre of Blessings, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    settle for wooden eggs if my chickens would just lay them. [​IMG]
    I spoke with a fellow at a local (30 min. drive) farm store and he said that the hens may be getting to much protein.
    The feed I have been feeding them (WINNER) has 20% and he told me to try (Layena) that only has 16%.
    I am going to try this but it will hurt the wallet not only is it $1 more per 50# but its an extra 30 minute drive one-way.
     
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  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the time of the year chickens generally go into molt and generally don't lay while molting, are you sure they are not just molting?
     
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    They are 6 months old. I don't think they are molting. I have only gotton about a dozen eggs from them so far. They usually start to lay around 22 weeks so I sure would like some eggs.

    Also I bought some for a friend and his has been laying for over a month now and they are the same breeds. RIR & Golden Reds. I also sold some I had to another friend and she gets more eggs per day than she has chickens.

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  4. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, molt is ruled out, could they be hiding them on you?
     
  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Well, I also thought of that since we fenced in a 1/2 acre around their coop for them and all the other critters (turkeys, ducks, guineas) but as I look around the area I see none. None under the trees, none in the corners, none by the fake rock, none in the garden, none no where.

    I hate to think that I have pumped all this money into these birds just for a dozen eggs. Oh, almost forgot [​IMG]
     
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  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    If you figure it out, puh-leeze let me know too! My 22 week old girls aren't doing squat. Well, they are kinda squatting for the rooster, but I'm getting nada out of them. Hateful little birds.
    About two weeks ago I ran out of grower and switched them to layer. Is that the problem? Should I go cough up another $13 for a 50# bag of grower feed? If I do that they are sure to pop out a dozen eggs just to spite me! [​IMG]
     
  7. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd use the feed your friend is using!
     
  8. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:I was told to switch to layer feed when my hens turned 18 weeks. So maybe that would help you there. mine has been on layer about a month and a half.
     
  9. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Yeah, but nobody's laying anything. Is there a "You-Better-Lay-er-I'll-make-stew-of-you" food? That's really what I need.
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  10. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    Axton, VA
    Quote:Tried that already. Don't waste your time. Been there, done that. [​IMG]
     

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