They're BACK! Eggs, eggs, eggs....WooHOO!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speckledhen, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here are some of the eggs from today--some are from hens returning to lay after a long hiatus. It's been ages since I got a blue egg, but this week three of the Ameraucanas started back laying again, finally.

    From left to right:

    Ameraucana, Delaware, Ameraucana, Lt. Brahma, barred EE, Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock.

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Pretty speckled [​IMG]
  3. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

    Mar 18, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    YAY!!! isn't it great! I went from 6 eggs out of 55 hens three weeks ago to 30 a day this week... and some still aren't laying. I had a bunch coming out of molt and no artificial light... I added light... and the girls are laying like crazy. [​IMG]

    BTW very pretty eggs!
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Beautiful! [​IMG]
  5. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    I have started to get a few BCM eggs again, but no Ameraucana eggs yet.

    I'm not sure how many hens I have, probably too many, but it has been taking 3 days to get a dozen. Hopefully now that the days are getting longer they will pick up laying again.
  6. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Nice! Do all Delawares lay that dark?
    Also, I noticed some red combs on some of my girls today; sure hope that means they plan on laying again someday soon.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, not all Dels lay that dark. My Georgie is the darkest laying Del I've ever had. My other Del, Ellie's eggs are more medium tan with speckles. I have currently 28 layers total between the three coops. For months I'd been getting 3-8 eggs per day. Now, at least 15 of the 28 are laying--keep in mind that I do have quite a few hens who are 4-5 years old, so they are slower in production due to age, although, the RIR egg pictured belongs to my remaining RIR hen, Reba, who is 5.
  8. fishermans wife

    fishermans wife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2009
    Ventura County
    Gorgeous eggs Speckledhen!!!
  9. firsthouse_mp

    firsthouse_mp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2009
    Really beautiful. You give me hope that I'll be getting more than 1 a day from 6 hens very soon......
  10. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
    SillyCon Valley
    Woohoo! Congrats on the very pretty eggs.

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