Very strange... more eggs per day than hens...?

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bob-the-chick

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Re: Very strange... more eggs per day than hens...?
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2009, 15:37 »
They are Amber stars.. Although they do look distinctly like they have some 'leghorn' in them. I'm not sure what mix makes up ours exactly. I'll post a photo  :D

So we'll see what we get today... I was on 9 eggs by 1 O'Clock. A few hours to go yet!

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Re: Very strange... more eggs per day than hens...?
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2009, 15:59 »
Can only comment on our ducks - from 5 females we occasionally get 6 eggs then next day get 4 or 3 then steadies out at 5 each day for a  while then an odd 6 again even though we always collect at same time from a very well defined nest area so no chance we missed one.
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Re: Very strange... more eggs per day than hens...?
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2009, 22:17 »
My amberlink lays anything up to 3 eggs a day - unfortunately usually soft shelled, although she did a whopping triple yolker, with shell, twice.
After about a fortnight of normal laying as a new layer, she has hardly laid a normal egg. I fear she will run out of egg cells three times faster than the other hen. I hope this laying pattern is not detrimental to her general health.
She sometimes lays a scrunched empty shell - egg liquid is just squished around. I mix loads of cod liver oil and limestone flour into the layers pellets to no avaoile but the blackbirds and pigeons who pinch the chicken food are walking round like Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Re: Very strange... more eggs per day than hens...?
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2009, 09:04 »
"They`ll be back" then !

Keeping chickens seems to make the wild birds more tame and approachable . Are chicken keepers less scary than other people ?

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Re: Very strange... more eggs per day than hens...?
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2009, 09:23 »
Can't say our hens ever lay more than one egg a day, but the ambers are a cross between a light sussex and a rhode island red.  the hens take their colouring from the cockerel, which in this case would be the lt sussex, with a smattering of RIR in the feathers.

Our current flock are more white than anything, but the last lot had a lot of browny and fawn colouring in them.

Usually the leghorn crosses lay a white egg don't they?

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Re: Very strange... more eggs per day than hens...?
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2009, 09:26 »
Would imagine the biggest problem is osteoporosis from the calcium drain. Best make sure they get lots of limestone and cod liver oil like jaws's hens.

Must be a strain on the system.

Rob 8)

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Re: Very strange... more eggs per day than hens...?
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2009, 11:40 »
They are Amber stars..

suddenly everything becomes clear!
they're proper little egg-laying machines, aren't they!

we haven't had two in one day from Jessica yet, but it's come close on a number of occasions (normally one hard shell one soft shell) and sometimes whopping double yolkers too!

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bob-the-chick

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Re: Very strange... more eggs per day than hens...?
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2009, 18:17 »
I'm pleased others have had more than the 1 egg per day.  I was concerned that there was a problem.

It also allows reason for us getting 10 eggs per day on most days. The girls deciding on giving us a couple are covering up for the lazy ones having a day off (which I pressume they must have occasionally!)  :D

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Re: Very strange... more eggs per day than hens...?
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2009, 21:58 »
Its just occured to me, your having my share of eggies.  :tongue2:

I want them back please come on hand them over.
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bob-the-chick

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Re: Very strange... more eggs per day than hens...?
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2009, 09:27 »
 :D Where do I send them?  :D

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Re: Very strange... more eggs per day than hens...?
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2009, 16:47 »
sounds like somebody could be having a laugh at your expence



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