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Izzy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Stirlingshire
leg rings - 16mm and egg production with age from hybrid layers
« on: January 23, 2012, 07:54:34 pm »
I share 7 black rock hybrids with a pal. They are almost 3 years old and naturally enough egg production has slowed. I would be interested to know what sort of egg numbers we could expect this spring and summer. They started laying again after Christmas and we have had about a dozen eggs in January.

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We'd like to get enough eggs for both households and this might mean adding to the flock by 2 or 3 this spring. I'm interested in identifying each girls laying rate. They are free range but I have a second hand eglu for emergencies. I thought that this spring I could put each girl in for a week. So I need 7 leg rings of varying colours in order to id individuals. But I can only buy them by the 100s.

Will anyone sell me 7 x 16mm leg rings of varying colours. Even if only 4 or 5 colours That would do as there is some variation in their plumage.
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robert waddell

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Re: leg rings - 16mm and egg production with age from hybrid layers
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 08:05:04 pm »
pm neil watson i would think he should have some :farmer:

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: leg rings - 16mm and egg production with age from hybrid layers
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 11:36:37 am »
I have bought them through e=bay.  Pick the buyer carefully and they will pick out the colours that you prefer.

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: leg rings - 16mm and egg production with age from hybrid layers
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 11:38:33 am »
Sorry!  I meant pick the seller carefully.

Izzy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Stirlingshire
Re: leg rings - 16mm and egg production with age from hybrid layers
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 01:20:09 pm »
Thank you RobertW and BRamblecot for your advice.

Neil Watson

  • Joined May 2011
Re: leg rings - 16mm and egg production with age from hybrid layers
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 05:34:47 pm »
go to harbro at caley mart stirling they will sell any amount in any colour checked with kirsten today before i replied

Izzy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Stirlingshire
Re: leg rings - 16mm and egg production with age from hybrid layers
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 05:49:58 pm »
Thank you Neil Watson for your help.

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: leg rings - 16mm and egg production with age from hybrid layers
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 06:50:07 pm »
Hi Izzy. As none of our 4 Black Rocks laid past 2 years or lived past 3 years I would be guessing about egg production. Have a friend with two just over 3 years and they are still laying occasionally, but it is Winter. Based on my experience I would work on nothing from the 3 year olds and then be pleasantly surprised if you got some.

 

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