Who's Layin' What???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by krazeepolack, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. krazeepolack

    krazeepolack Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I sit here & read this egg layin' business, "how many eggs you get today", how many eggs you "sell" today, etc etc, it makes me ponder-- [​IMG] When you have a FLOCK of chickens, [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] how does any/everyone tell which hen(s) is/are laying the eggs?? My chickens are supposedly due to start thier job in approximately 3 more weeks. 25 chickens in eight nests seems to me like I'll have to waltz out every little while, & try to watch who is doing what. Actually, the count is 24 laying hens & one rooster that resides in seperate quarters. How do you know who's helping pay that feed bill, & who's going along for a free ride? [​IMG]
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have no idea. I wish that I knew. I have 150 chickens and I have no idea who is laying. Maybe we can install an egg cam? [​IMG]
     
  3. krazeepolack

    krazeepolack Chillin' With My Peeps

    AN EGG CAM!! Now, there's an idea-why didn't I think of that? [​IMG] For the price of an egg (critter cam) cam, I'm not THAT curious about who's doing what. I did have two roosters, but when I booted them out of the hen house/run, one rooster disappeared the following day. I now have 11 NHR's rather than the twelve originally posted. Luckily, [​IMG] no one does the math on signatures here.
     
  4. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    I have two of this and two of that. . . so, I can tell how is or is not laying by the color of the eggs.

    Two leghorns (white), two EE (green), two partridge rocks (cream / light tan), Wyandotte ( tan with speckles), Marans ( Dark Brown), two welsummers (pinkish bown) . . .

    This is how I can tell who is or is not laying. . . ..
     
  5. krazeepolack

    krazeepolack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It gets a little harder w/twenty four of them jumping & running hither & yon. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    What a good lookin' pot belly pig you have there. I once helped a lady rescue 13 of them in Az. Absolutely smart, well behaved, easily potty trained little critters. I no longer live w/the lady. I sure do miss the pot bellies!!!!
     
  6. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thanks for the compliment on the pot belly. I have 2 of them about 8 years old. I would like to get a baby one, but the chickens are keeping me way too busy!

    I saw your signature line, my Dh does the prospecting thing . . . .
    I read by the poolside while he does the gold prospecting thing . . .
     

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