*sob* I had to buy eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rachel'sFlock, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. My egg production is at an all-time low, and last night, I actually had to buy eggs.
    Not a high point in my chicken career.

  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    [​IMG] I've been there. Its so hard to buy eggs at the store when you know you should have plenty at home! I always stand there thinking : do I really need eggs this week, I could just wait a week or so. Do you have a light in the coop? I'm in between flocks right now, sold off older and raising up younger birds. I have almost all young adult and our of 20 hens, I only have 4 that are laying.
  3. Spangled

    Spangled Songster

    Jan 12, 2012
    Serenity Valley

    But wow, your mamma hen and chicks are looking great! So cute. Only about 3-4 months and you should be flooded with eggs!
  4. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

    May 11, 2011
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    I'll be joining you this week. We've got one girl in the process of recovering from a hard molt, two others that are half bald, and another who is just starting to leave some feathers about. We've been down to 0-2 eggs/day for almost a month and have exhausted the little bit of an egg reserve that we had to help get us through their molts.

    Ah well, what can you do? [​IMG]

  5. I have been playing that "Do I really need eggs, today?" game since the beginning of August. Of course I had a few in reserve at that point.
    I have 9 hens: 1 Broody Mum, raising the future of the flock, 3 who have just finished up moulting and should be starting to lay again at any moment, 4 who give me one between them, a day and one who lays almost every day.
    The whole lot of them are having a rest and when they are done, they will lay again.
    It is just so hard to have to pay for those pale anemic eggs from the store when I have gorgeous hens at home.
    Thanks for the hug!
  6. Thank you! Yes, they are 8 weeks old, today, so yes, they are about 12 weeks from action. By then, everyone will be finished with their rest and be laying again. I will have more eggs than I know what to do with!
  7. Just wait, and be glad to let Nature do Her thing. I want the hens to give me eggs and company for a long time, so I am trying to be patient.
    It is just hard, tho.
    Hang in there, as well!

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