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Something unusual happened here today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Buster, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I went outside to check feed and water for my 23 hens, 10 chicks, 6 roosters, 4 duck hens, and 2 drakes, and I FOUND THREE EGGS! I was astounded. The only thing that's laid an egg in the last 6 weeks was a turkey and we ate that yesterday. About a week ago we strung up lights on a timer like we had set up last year and apparently it's starting to work. Maybe these free loaders will start producing for me again.
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    [​IMG] [​IMG] CONGRATS ON THE EGG [​IMG]


    Way to go freeloaders [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The light thing works good for a lot of hens, just make sure you give them some dark time !!
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the eggs!!
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Yeah I'm sold on the lights after last winter when my birds were laying in negative temps. I have them on a timer that comes on at 3 am and turns off at 6 pm and it seems to be working well.
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:Yeah I'm sold on the lights after last winter when my birds were laying in negative temps. I have them on a timer that comes on at 3 am and turns off at 6 pm and it seems to be working well.

    Yah me to, mine come on at 6am and off at 8pm, seems to be working good !!
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Uhh oh, early winter eggs. That's a bad sign. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    "And the Lord God said, 'Let there be light(s)"... and there were EGGS!!!!
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I bet it was those 2 Drakes and 1 roo!

    [​IMG]

    We have less chickens than you - LOL - I we have 16 hens, 2 roo's. Our ducks are still too young but getting there........

    We got 6 eggs yesterday and 4 today, we're on a roll... we get at least 2 a day now - a few hens are molting.
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    You guys are cracking me up.

    Funny how last November I just had one little banty rooster and I have now, at one point, had 50 chickens, 6 ducks, 2 turkeys, 3 brooders and 3 incubators with a whole bunch of eggs in them. (Not to mention the 10 puppies, 1 pig, and 7 calves that resided here at one time or another this year) Funny how much can change in a year.

    Sorry OP, for taking this off topic.

    Hooray for eggs!
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Don't worry - the OP is off line he won't care about OT... he's just bragging anyway.

    Yeah, last year we had 8 little chickens. funny how they seem to "reproduce" even before they start laying. [​IMG]
     

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