Suddenly overrun in eggs again!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Just cuz chickens like to be challenging....
    My big girls decided to start laying like gangbusters again, at precisely the time that egg production has started in my juvenile coop!

    I sent some eggs to work with DH yesterday, for an elderly gentleman in town.

    Guess it's time to start selling again.

    If chickens can find a way to upset the apple cart, they'll do it!
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Mine are progressing slowly. I've gone from 3-4 eggs last week to 13-14 this weekend. But, that's just a fraction of what I should be getting.
     
  3. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are kicking in also after 3 months off. It is just 2 of them for now but more are getting close. Who says chickens do not lay in winter after second year. [​IMG] Guess we blow that myth out.
     
  4. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    My girls are laying like crazy also. We were 7 F this morning. But I keep getting more eggs every day !!
     
  5. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

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    Mine have just started back up too! I didn't think they would until Spring. I have 40 little pullets that are 21 weeks old. I thought they were going to wait til Spring too. What's up!!?
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I've found that pullets coming into their first winter of laying lay well regardless. If they are going to slow down for winter, it usually doesn't happen until their second year. Just my experience.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Shoooooot! My big girls laid better their second winter than they did their first. Now going into their third winter, they still are doing good.
    I have a neighbor, a commercial chicken farmer, that was shocked to find out my big girls are still laying at 2+ years old.
     
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    Quote:That is SOME problem to have ... [​IMG]

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  9. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    What wonderful news!!!

    Bright Blessings!
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Rachel'sFlock :

    What wonderful news!!!

    Bright Blessings!

    To you too Rachel! [​IMG]
     

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