How many eggs??

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mummychick

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How many eggs??
« on: December 30, 2010, 22:18 »
We have had our 4 chooks for 6 months and we thought that they would stop laying in the winter or lay a lot less.  BUT not our girls!!!!  They are laying the same as they always have about 25 eggs a week.   :lol:  Is this normal??  We keep waiting for them to stop!  :ohmy:

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Re: How many eggs??
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 22:24 »
perfectly normal for chickens in their first laying season (some hybrids can keep going for a couple of laying seasons before slowing down)  :)
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: How many eggs??
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010, 22:56 »
Joy, I havent had a single egg for about 4 weeks now, Since the fox struck, Is this normal? Im having to buy eggs and im not impressed  :mad:

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Re: How many eggs??
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 05:11 »
yes the shock can upset them, how old are your ladies?

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Re: How many eggs??
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010, 08:34 »
I have four laying hens and three stopped a couple of months ago.  They were moulting in turns (not a full moult) and since then they haven't laid at all.  The fourth one was laying every two or three days but she has stopped in the last two weeks - she is slowly moulting and also we've had this awful cold weather - once in early December and then recently.  They are approx 18 months old and are all pure breeds.  They started laying for the first time in February 22nd of this year. 
2 Springer Spaniels, 1 Speckled Sussex,  1 Cuckoo Maran, 1 Light Sussex, 1 Welsummer, 2 Barnvelders and 2 silver Pencil Wyandotes.

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Re: How many eggs??
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2010, 10:07 »
6 ex batts so 2 years old (ish) and my others were POL when i got them in Feb this year

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Re: How many eggs??
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2010, 10:09 »
My girls were at POL when the cold weather hit home so no eggs for me!  Sick of buying them from the shop now!

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Re: How many eggs??
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2010, 11:29 »
My husband has found the perfect way to get our hens to lay. He casually walkes into the field and sidles up to any non laying birds and very very quietly says things like "Chicken Curry, Coq Au Van, Chciken Casserole". Soon we have a bountiful supply of eggs. He always does this just after Christmas, just as the days are staring to get a littl bit longer.....it can't be the light extending must be his comments. :lol: :lol: :lol:



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