Who turned on the egg laying machines?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by panner123, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I figured to give the hens a rest this year. So I didn't use any lights in the coops over the winter. So for the last 2 months I have had almost no eggs. Today when I when to clean the coops and put in some new nest boxes, I found 30 eggs that wasn't there last night. Will be back on track if that keeps up. Only thing I did different was add some protien to their feed, guess that worked.
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Egg Bonanza here too.
    Chickens that havent even considered laying in the last 2 months are cranking up...

    And the incubator is hot and ready!
  3. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Belding Michigan
    [​IMG] wow, how many hens do you have? Mine have been laying a little better but out of 20 I am lucky to get 6.Your lady's deserve a special treat
  4. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    Same here.....I let mine rest this winter and good lord had to buy store eggd once.
    I could not even eat then.watery,yolks roke.awful things.
    Anyway, girls are laying like crazy
    Getting about 15 a day from aprox. 20 hens=)
    I love em [​IMG]
  5. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    My girls stopped last, ooooh, October? Decided to not use lights this year. Have been getting 1 egg every other day from a NEW RSL I recenlty purchased. Yesterday, I got 4 (3 cracked in the cold), and all hens look to have nice red combs again. I expect things to pick up here shortly. I sure hope they don't decide to take a 4 MONTH break every year, or things might have to change around here. [​IMG]
  6. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    My girls stopped around Oct.. first it was molting, then the days got shorter and I also ended up purchase a dozen eggs for Christmas baking! I have been lucky to get one -two eggs daily.. Last three days I have gotten 4 eggs from my 11 girls.. Today, my second FBCM pullet laid her first egg... So, Now I am waiting on my four true Ameraucanas... Come on spring!!
  7. kateseidel

    kateseidel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2010
    And here I thought it was just my amazing hens - egg production has doubled over the last few days.
  8. ginormous chicken

    ginormous chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2011
    Elverta, California

    30 eggs!!! WOW!

    I did notice it didn't get dark until 6:00 here in CA. I think spring is starting to slowly crawl her way here. I can't wait! My BCM laid one yesterday. First time, (for me at least) not the color I was expecting though [​IMG] . But hey, she is laying! 30 eggs is quite a feat!
  9. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2010
    PDX area
    After a month of rest, my girls started popping'em out again too.

    I got nearly two dozen in one night out of 24 girls. Normal I get half that.....
  10. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2010
    Northern Kentucky
    Our 14 girls(11 that had been laying) slacked off back in November to average 2 eggs a day. The last week they have started to pick up again averaging 5 eggs a day. Hopefully they will kick into high gear soon!


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