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Tomatoes and laying are they connected??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by plymouthrockFarm123, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our chickens are supposed to be 17 weeks old at the end of the month but some have started laying. And it seems like whenever we feed them tomatoes they lay an egg or 2. WHY IS THIS?? thnx sryy i messed up the age
     
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  2. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well now this is interesting.
    I have a friend at church whose hens haven't laid a thing. I'll tell her to feed them some tomatoes
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you unsure of the age? Could they be older?

    New pullets lay sporadically. I doubt it is tomatoes. The egg formation would have started 25 hours BEFORE it was laid.
     
  4. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am 99.9% sure of there age i counted on the calendar more that once and its weird cuz i would go check at lunch and there was no egss so i gave them tomatoes and i think it MIGHT incourage them to lay cuz they lay an egg after i give them the tomatoes. it has happened more that 3 times and i have fed them the tomatoes at different times every day and they still lay after.
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    THIRTEEN WEEKS!?
    I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!
    Mine are almost 26 weeks old, I give them tomatoes, and we still don't have eggs from them.
    THIRTEEN WEEKS!?


    BTW, did I forget to tell you that I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If the egg had not formed 24/25 hours before it would not be laid. They can't just pop out an egg at will. I highly doubt the tomatoes have anything to do with it.
     
  7. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

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    Maybe it's just a stimulation type situation - like when you feed a baby some baby food and in an hr or so they poop. But [​IMG]. If 13wks is their true age then that wld about be one for the record books. [​IMG] So what was their hatch date???
     
  8. Pullet Pimp

    Pullet Pimp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG]

    I feel your pain brother, I feel your pain......... bunch of free-loaders
     
  9. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    opps wow i suck at math omg i am so dumb I AM SOOOO SORRY i forgot how to divide srry!!!!
     
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  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:That makes them 15 weeks old and very possible from hatchery stock to be laying eggs at this age.

    Several production breeds will lay this early. 18 - 20 weeks is a ball park average.

    I still affirm it is not the tomatoes.

    Your pullets are laying age, just a tad on the early side.
     

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