Some new lay-dies

JoshW

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Being down to 2 chooks and a growing need for more eggs we welcomed some new pullets this morning. Well I did, one of my existing chooks is currently doing the rounds ensuring she stays on top of the pecking order.

2 each of Barter Brown/Black/White




 

JoshW

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Eggs are flying thick and fast now. Another dozen between the first egg and the weekend. 11 just over the weekend, 4 today.

Eggs-cellent!
 

Mandy Onderwater

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Eggs are flying thick and fast now. Another dozen between the first egg and the weekend. 11 just over the weekend, 4 today.

Eggs-cellent!
Haha amazing! I remember back when we had chickens we had more than we needed! And you'll never get them any fresher.
 

Rachel

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Nice. I'm currently getting about 4 eggs a day from my 7 layers, unless they are laying somewhere else! What do you have in the nesting boxes? I assume that's pine shavings on the floor?
 

JoshW

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Nice. I'm currently getting about 4 eggs a day from my 7 layers, unless they are laying somewhere else! What do you have in the nesting boxes? I assume that's pine shavings on the floor?

Yeah I just use dust extracted wood shavings (Superior Shavings specifically). Had a bad run with mites a few years back and swapped over from straw to the shavings. Little bit more expensive, last longer, less smell, great for the compost. I use it in the nesting box as well. I want to try rice hulls but the gap between the concrete and steel c section is a bit wide to keep them from spreadsheet everywhere
 

Mark

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Our hens are also laying well, surprisingly! It's winter here and they usually slow down considerably and coming into winter they did slow down a lot but now they've gone bum nut crazy again - scrambled eggs for dinner tonight :)
 
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