Still buying store bought eggs....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Amyh, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2010
    North Carolina
    I have 11 hens and 1 rooster. Only two are laying yet, so we get one or two eggs per day. The others are not too close, combs are still very small and pink, so it will be at least a month and probably more like 2 months before they start laying and then there are even younger girls......

    I am still buying a dozen or two eggs per week because we eat a lot of eggs and I do a ton of baking. I hate to buy store bought eggs!!! Ugghhhh!!! I can't wait for the day when we have so many eggs that I can give a dozen to a neighbor, a dozen to my mom, etc.

    That will be SOOOOO COOOOLLLLL!!!!! [​IMG]
  2. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    that's one of the reasons i'm getting MORE chickens this spring.......the other reason, is simply cuz i LOVE chickens and i'm a hatchaholic. anyway, i had to buy store bought eggs last week too! [​IMG] NASTY, tasteless things! i only have 4 girls, and 2 are still faithfully laying! so i guess i should consider myself lucky with that....still getting about 1 egg a day, sometimes none, but sometimes 2. next winter will be different i hope!
  3. Chickenkate17

    Chickenkate17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Can you buy eggs at a local farmer's market?? Then you can have yummy eggs and still support others' flocks.
  4. firsthouse_mp

    firsthouse_mp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2009
    I echo your frustration! I have 6 hens and get 1-2 eggs per day. I have been buying eggs all Winter. I have 3 more chicks (now 5 weeks old) in a brooder and hope Summer will have a lot more eggs! More importantly, I hope next Winter will have more eggs. This past Summer we had a fair number of eggs per day, so Summer wasn't the issue, it's when the weather turns colder and they stop laying that I appreciate having more hens!
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I hate buying eggs AND chicken feed [​IMG] it's just the most frustrating feeling............
  6. Naughty

    Naughty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2010
    I get 3 eggs a day -out of 5 hens... so Guess I am doing okay. One of my girls is a banty who went on strike in fall.

    I did buy 7 new chicks - and am hoping to get more eggs... I don't buy store bought often - but had to for holiday baking! I save the girls eggs for my breakfast!
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    right now mine are laying just enough, I can't wait til spring. Some folks have stopped laying all together. Yours will get there, just be patient.
  8. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    We had to buy 2 dozen in November when we had super cold temps and a blizzard. After they got used to it though it is back to 6-8 Eggs a day out of nine hens so not buying eggs now.
  9. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2009
    Southern Oregon Coast
    I have 21 hens and only get 1 or 2 eggs a day and every now and then 4. They are all over 6 months old and I am so ready for the rest of them to start laying. So far we haven't had to buy eggs, but the holiday meals really took a toll on our supply!

    ETA: Just had to go buy 18 careful what you say! LOL!!
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2010
  10. Bebo0707

    Bebo0707 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2010
    We have 8 chickens that are now 7 months old . They started laying at about 4 months and worked thier production up to 8 eggs about three times a week with the other days at 6 or 7 eggs . So far this winter they have not slowed down. It'd fairly mild here on the southwest coast of B.C.

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