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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by neuchicontheblock, Nov 28, 2009.
Can I use this pic and show it to my freeloading girls? Getting close to 33 weeks now. Grrrrr.....
Nice message, I have some freeloaders as well, one would think after being 35 weeks old that the freeloaders would start to lay..nope, I have 24 freeloaders, I may have to go squeeze them
I am forwarding the message to my girls too
There's a reason they went to commerical production. There's a reason we went to backyard production, which is more important to you?
Great message and you must have extremely intelligent birds to be able to read that missive!!
LOL I'm about to print this picture out and hang it up in my coop! Going on 35 weeks over here and nothing *sigh*.
I have about 18 hens of various ages. Someone laid her first egg a couple of weeks ago, it was the size of the end of my thumb and lacked a yolk. As for the others, they are apparently laying by committee. I get one or two eggs a day. I figure we're at about $2.50 per egg at this point....
But if I cook 'em (not that I could), they sure won't lay.
They may have that figured out.
A county agent said I should put a light in the coop and have it on about 14 hours a day. I think it was OK to turn it off when the sun is out. The idea is that the chickens pituitary is stimulated by light, and if there is enough of it, they will ovulate, the "enough of it" being indicative of long enough days that raising chicks is likely to be successful.
As long as I haven't done the light bit, I really cannot blame the girls.
Might have to make a sign tho if this continues into spring!
Me too! Bunch of Freeloaders! No eggs