Why the sudden strike?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by debilorrah, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have 55 hens and I collected ONE egg this morning. My eggs sales requests have gone through the roof and I get ONE stinkin egg??? I had 55 hens around my feet this morning, hollering at them that they are all slackers and for all the treats I give them, shelters that are built for them, etc., and they repay my kindness with ONE egg. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
  2. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting tired of the one egg thing too!!!!!

    I have 13 in the laying house...

    4 are boys
    4 arent laying yet ( or maybe one is?) that are about 19-20 weeks
    2 are new-ish so i dont know who is and isnt laying
    2 are new-ish but not so new-ish. dont know if they are laying
    1 is a banty which hasnt laid in a bit.


    Im trying to give them time but 1 egg will not feed us LOL!!!

    i have 16 week olds that should be making me happy soon
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    The high temperatures as well as the shortening daylight causes this almost each year.

    The hens are not eating as much because the temperatures are so high. Because they are not eating as much to sustain egg-laying and general good condition, they are getting out of "breeding" condition. So, survival is the main goal at the moment, egg-laying ceases to sustain life.

    The daylight is starting to shorten, although it may not be enough to cause any big difference, is also a signal to start preparing for winter, so the birds will begin the process of molting.

    It sucks, but still part of the birds' normal cycle.
     
  4. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Ugg...50+ Chickens, 3 eggs. I think its the heat here.

    Micah
     
  5. smileybritches

    smileybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

    well I guess I shouldn't complain, I got 2 eggs out of 15 chickens.
     
  6. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    They've heard about the big egg recall and think it applies to them.
     
  7. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Quote:[​IMG] I can't wait for my pullets to start laying. [​IMG]
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:That's what I said. They are protesting their feathered sisters illness.
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Well, all that wasted breath earlier. I came home to 9 more eggs. 55 hens gave me 10 eggs today. I guess that is better than a spur in the thigh.
     
  10. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I cant get rid of my eggs, I cant even give em away, I hard boil several dozen every day and feed em back to the girls to get rid fo them.
     

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