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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BANTAMWYANDOTTE, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't really analyse it too much just let her do her thing and see how she does.
     
  2. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I was just curious really :) but apparently now I'm forcing her to lay lol.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Pushing is by not allowing hen to go through natural sequence of broody cycles where bouts of laying are separated by 8 weeks or more. The extended interval allows more time for recouping nutrients such as calcium and fat soluble vitamins that are invested in eggs faster than taken in via diet. Laying breeds are bred to take in nutrient faster and do not have complications provided by physiological changes of broodiness.


    The 2 eggs in one day may be a function of how you measure it. Hens I have withed with time lapse can producer eggs with intervals of 23 hours. Doing math you will find such will eventually result in a hen having to lay when otherwise on the roost. They do not. Rather correction made by holding an egg overnight making for an interval pushing 36 hours. Two eggs during the same stretch of daylight may be from missing one in nest the evening before.
     
  4. roosterhavoc

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    A whip will make them lay more often. I only use it when I have to though lol
     
  5. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Overrun With Chickens

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    I got a double yolker from a miner today and just finished eating it
     
  6. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Overrun With Chickens

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    whats your temps like at night?
     
  7. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Overrun With Chickens

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    Ha didn't mean the big house. Lol
     
  8. Kung Fu Rooster

    Kung Fu Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like the top and bottom pic. Very nice!
     
  9. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's pretty much doing her own thing. She's free to do as she likes. Stay in her coop or run around outside and free range. But I do appreciate the info. I didn't know they held eggs over night! It's a big learning process as I'm growing my hens and chicks. I love my flock with all my heart. If they lay or don't lay I just see the eggs as a bonus (and that's how I talked my husband into it lol!) I do have hens meant for producing eggs in my flock as well. They aren't laying age yet but their time will come :)
     
  10. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    today I ate 60.00 worth at dinner
     

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