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charente

  • Joined Sep 2008
what, still no eggs!
« on: November 01, 2009, 09:56:40 am »
After two weeks our hens still have not laid. They are in a run, nowhere to hide eggs. Fairly sure they are not being stolen. They are all 1 or nearly two years old. Up until now they have been daily layers. Will they blow up, die from being egg bound? What's going on? Thanks. :farmer:

sheila

  • Joined Apr 2008
  • Mablethorpe Lincolnshire
Re: what, still no eggs!
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009, 10:39:15 am »
Winter is whats going on. are they losing their feathers?

charente

  • Joined Sep 2008
Re: what, still no eggs!
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009, 05:13:35 pm »
Yes a little, but last winter they laid every day. How long will our suusex hens be on strike do you think? :farmer:

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: what, still no eggs!
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009, 05:34:54 pm »
Yes, but this winter they are erm, more 'mature!' And they aren't egg-machine hybrids, so be fair...
Ours are warrens, some ex-bat and have noticeably reduced egg numbers.
The quail decided AGES ago it was winter, thankyou very much, so no more eggs til spring!  And they're very young
Little Blue

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: what, still no eggs!
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009, 06:30:37 pm »
I'm getting one every other day from 8 ex batts and a LS.  I'm fairly sure it's the same hen that's laying too as the eggs are always slightly misshapen at one end.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

MiriMaran

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: what, still no eggs!
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009, 07:14:25 pm »
We've gone from 20 to 8 eggs a day!

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: what, still no eggs!
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2009, 08:33:18 pm »
we have 46 layers and are getting about 24

Janette1970

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North Lincs
Re: what, still no eggs!
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009, 02:59:19 pm »
My ex-batts were released in september and I'm averageing 3 a day from 5 birds. 4 then 2 and so on!!!
I have raised a couple of chicks and I'm not sure when little Mildred will strat laying!!
I had a dream she layed a nest full of tiny eggs  :D  :chook: Am I going completely mad  :love:  ;D

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: what, still no eggs!
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009, 05:58:37 pm »
No, not mad!  When we were building our chicken shed, in February, in hail and snow, my o/h was dreaming about still building and turned his imaginary screwdriver right in my belly, when I asked him what the heck (!) he was doing, he said "I've got to finish, the chickens are here!"

Mind you, he does weird stuff like that quite alot....
Little Blue

doganjo

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Re: what, still no eggs!
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2009, 06:02:30 pm »
you DO have an interesting life, Little Blue  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

 

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