Who turned the switch back on? (PIC)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wynette, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Okay, so of my 6 pullets, only 1 is laying. I've been getting 3-5 eggs a week, occasionally an extra one once or twice a week. So I check nest boxes when I got home from work yesterday, and I found FOUR eggs! Could NOT believe it! And, to top it off, one was a SUPER WOMBO egg of 3.85 ozs.! I've had big ones, but thus far, that is my biggest one. I took a pic (sorry - not sure why it's fuzzy!). The 4 eggs on the left are the ones I got yesterday, the bottom right egg is a Jumbo I put in the pic for comparison to the WOMBO, and the bottom left one weighed in as a medium egg. I know this isn't a big deal to most of you, but I was just thrilled, and had to share!:

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  2. Jack T.

    Jack T. Out Of The Brooder

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    Michigan???? My doggone Oklahoma chickens are eating, drinking, and being merry. . .but not laying. Goofy chickens.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, it's just heartbreaking to me when I go check and find nothing. Maybe you're "switch" well get turned back on soon, too! [​IMG]
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
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    Back on? Mine started laying the end of August and have laid all winter. [​IMG]
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    LUCKY!!!! What breed(s) do you have? Whatever they are, can I have some?
     
  6. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine took a break for a couple of weeks while we had some sub 0 weather, but they've been laying like crazy ever since. Yesterday I got like 47 eggs and two duck eggs.
     
  7. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
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    Quote:ISA Browns and Blacks. They started laying at 15 weeks. I was really surprised to find an egg in the nest box.
     
  8. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine have been laying like nuts for a week
     
  9. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wynette, you will have to let us know if that's a three yoker wombo egg. It's huge! Glad you have more hens laying now.
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Heidi, nope - it was only a double yolker, and I ate it for dinner that nigh, because I accidentally dropped it on the counter after I weighed it. Must have been SOOOO heavy that I couldn't handle the weight! B AHAAHA

    Only got one egg last night. Sheesh! [​IMG]
     

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