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#26 2015-11-11 13:14:06

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 259

Re: really low egg production

FRF, not trying to give hubby a break here, :whistle: but we have lights on from 4:30 am till 7:30, dark at 5pm and yesterday out of 21 perfectly healthy, in prime girls, the little free loaders only gave us 3 eggs!!!!!!!! :duh:

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#27 2015-11-11 13:31:46

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: really low egg production

hollowridge wrote:

FRF, not trying to give hubby a break here, :whistle: but we have lights on from 4:30 am till 7:30, dark at 5pm and yesterday out of 21 perfectly healthy, in prime girls, the little free loaders only gave us 3 eggs!!!!!!!! :duh:

:funny: I have been thinking the same thing HR...freeloaders the lot of them!!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#28 2015-11-11 14:26:01

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: really low egg production

Free loaders for sure and it seems like they are eating more now too!! :duh:

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#29 2015-11-12 07:28:33

LNSS
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Registered: 2015-02-14
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Re: really low egg production

When did the moult of replacement feathers end ?
Grab one & check for pins ?

Were in the same boat!

We use NON GMO feed & right now they have the gardens delivered PLUS ..

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#30 2015-11-13 14:05:15

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: really low egg production

I would say you are correct LNSS, when all the new feathers are fully out of the sheath the moult is done.

Seems like 7-9 eggs a day is my new normal :excited: we got some snow so they aren't going outside anymore. Maybe they notice less the days are getting shorter that way :huh: Also feeding them pumpkins, alfalfa hay and cracked wheat with goats milk...may or may not have anything to do with it. Still out of 40 pullets and hens that's not very good but I'm hoping it's the beginning of an upward trend!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#31 2015-11-15 03:47:17

LNSS
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Re: really low egg production

Better than here PG , Were hopping , but we did a huge merge & changed things. Next year is planned so the new blood & we have all the lines .
I just found out we are feeding everybird , and the best food plus !!
I was @ wally-world & found black sunflower seeds on for clearance on 13KG bags .
I picked up a few because the Bird Whisperer treats the flock .
Thats when I found out , were treating the flock & they are snickering at me !!
Very poor since we did so many changes etc.
Were on early eggs of this year now so i was told ..

lnss

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#32 2015-11-28 02:15:09

LNSS
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Re: really low egg production

Were not the only farm around with this problem . I visited many farms this week from taking steer's to the Av & back from the butcher with wrapped meat  boxes full .
Every owner i met with had nil eggs . We not the only one on the long island.
I wonder if they got themselves a union

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#33 2015-11-28 06:14:27

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: really low egg production

Everyone here says the same, no eggs!

I'm doing pretty well, up to about 10 eggs a day so no further complaints from me.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#34 2015-11-28 12:43:58

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: really low egg production

Now that the pullets are coming online I am getting about 6 eggs a day.  My one silkie has gone broody and keeps hoarding all the silkie eggs that are laid.  I have to check under her today to see what she has stashed and what is fertile and move her to her own spot.  Little stinker!!

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#35 2015-11-28 13:57:13

gubi
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Re: really low egg production

we get about 18 a day here now, even getting a few blue/green eggs from the blue wheaten EE pullets too.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#36 2015-12-04 01:12:52

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: really low egg production

20 eggs today, the free loaders are finally earning their keep :excited:


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#37 2015-12-04 02:08:50

Shnookie
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From: Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
Registered: 2014-05-29
Posts: 72

Re: really low egg production

I got 5 eggs today - all from my EO hens.  I have had to put lights in for heat, so now they are starting to lay.  They had a long break because of mites and molting.


Starting with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) Basque, Speckled Basque, and Blue, Black and Splash Ameraucanas.

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#38 2015-12-04 18:22:35

debbiej
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Registered: 2011-08-26
Posts: 86

Re: really low egg production

My  11  EO's  lay between  6 to 9 eggs daily, my 7  Dorkings  lay 5.   I do supplement their light

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#39 2015-12-05 11:29:04

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 259

Re: really low egg production

:please: let my girls get the egg laying fever.  Out of 21, getting between 2 on a low day and 6 on a good day.  One of the older girls just started laying so with any luck, our will be next.  Just did a big amount of baking and that pretty much cleaned me out.  Lights have been on for weeks.

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#40 2015-12-06 06:26:34

LNSS
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Registered: 2015-02-14
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Re: really low egg production

Let me post  pictures  & see what we get in the spring .
The transfer /mailing system WAS NOT Canada Post .

I'm wondering if they have a strike on , no Laying !! Ducks & Chickens !!
We did moves & combined to boost the blood line on both.

LNSS

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#41 2015-12-06 16:36:52

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: really low egg production

WooHoo hot 10 eggs yesterday :excited:

Most of the pullets have started laying and a couple of my older hens that all just went through a molt are starting to lay.

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#42 2015-12-07 06:12:35

LNSS
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Registered: 2015-02-14
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Re: really low egg production

You in Ontario heat your coops ?
My wife is saying you all do , But me from -50 Canada NWT say we just cooped them in insulated coops that opened for summer/

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#43 2015-12-07 12:10:09

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: really low egg production

I heat the coops here is Alberta. For the chickens but not for the turkeys.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#44 2015-12-07 13:02:16

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: really low egg production

LNSS, I do not heat our coops, don't know too many in ON with chickens that do.  We do get some cold winters but we get a "damp cold", I have never heated in the 25 years of keeping chickens.  Have only had the odd comb tip frost on some of the large combed breeds.

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