What Happened?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hikerchick, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. hikerchick

    hikerchick Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    I got my chickens in April. Typically I have been getting 4-5 eggs a day for the past month or so. Today I found 16 eggs. Should I expect this to continue? If so, I need to find a place to sell them, quick.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2009
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    How many chickens do you have?
     
  3. hikerchick

    hikerchick Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    I got about 6 pullets in April. I have added more since then - up to around 25. But I didn't think the second batch- which came between May and July - were ready to lay yet. Guess I was wrong.
     
  4. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Songster

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    Could it have been a secret stash? Check for freshness by placing in water, if they float they are bad.
     
  5. farrier!

    farrier! Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
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    Sounds like you will be having lots and lots of eggs... [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Don't sell them, feed the extra eggs back to them as scrambled, boiled, etc. There will be dry times when you'll be glad you have them, when half are molting and not laying, some may be broody and not laying. I have 29 in the laying flock and I'm getting 8 eggs a day right now due to their molts, some being older, some internal laying issues, etc.
     
  7. hikerchick

    hikerchick Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    Quote:I found them in the same place I get them every day. Unless the chickens carried them around.
     
  8. hikerchick

    hikerchick Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    Quote:Good advice. We are on an egg salad kick right now, but there are only two of us.
     
  9. hikerchick

    hikerchick Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    farrier! :

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    Sounds like you will be having lots and lots of eggs... [​IMG]

    HOORAY!!

    We are vegetarians so eggs are our main protein. So nice to be able to harvest from my own yard.​
     
  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Quote:I found them in the same place I get them every day. Unless the chickens carried them around.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] What a picture....... [​IMG] It sounds like your newbies started laying....You can always sell/give a few to friends/neighbors/coworkers etc. I'm sure you can 'get rid' of eggs easily....The lady I got my eggs from until last week has trouble to meet demand. Her eggs are so popular now....and it all started with a sign in the lounge at work. Once people tried her eggs they became aware of the difference to store bought eggs.......[​IMG]
     

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