They have begun to lay, or at least one has :)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Renthorin, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Renthorin

    Renthorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been averaging one egg a day from the 12 hens. I put my game camera in the coop and it's the same hen or at least one of the browns.

    Looking at her coopmate's combs and waddles I would think more would be laying by now. Some still have to develop combs but at least half have them.

    My concern is we are in Fall now here in Michigan and the days are growing shorter.

    What happens if the others don't start laying before we only have 10 hours of light a day? Will they explode? [​IMG]

    Will
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    ohh noo, Mr.Will!
    no they won't explode. they just won't ovulate, which is what they aren't doing right now anyway, so... business as usual.
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  3. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, one egg a day, I am jealous. We had one egg on September 19, and one egg yesterday. That's it. 18 hens.
     

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