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FOX!!! 4 Replies

We started back in February with 9 left in our layer flock - one roo and 8 ladies.I had to come and get out my frustration. We had the rooster "processed" this morning as he has now attacked both my…Continue

Tags: grah, annoyed, chickens, fox

Started by Tasha Raymond. Last reply by Tasha Raymond Jun 11.

HOMEGROWN Eggs vs Store Bought 4 Replies

In the last 6 months there are now 4 places selling eggs.  FREE RANGE EGGS say the signs.  I am a city slicker what do i need to know about store eggs vs road side farm eggs?Storage?Do they last…Continue

Started by Joe Klinkhoff. Last reply by Joe Klinkhoff Mar 7.

Winter Chickens 11 Replies

Well, my chickens are in the bathroom for the winter. Once the water dishes started freezing up, in they went. What do you all do with yours?Continue

Started by Jana Franzen. Last reply by Jana Franzen Jan 31.

recommendations needed guinea - chickens - chicks - keets are COLD & DYING 5 Replies

I have approx. 86 chickens and 7 adult guineas.  8 little chicks and about 34 guinea keets.  They are in a very big barn that is 60' long.  They is a lot of open space.  I have 34 keets that are over…Continue

Started by Cindy. Last reply by Tasha Raymond Jan 8.

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Comment by Rachel Hoff on November 12, 2011 at 10:31pm

Nancy, totally normal. Those breeds generally don't start laying until they are at least 6 months old, but unfortunately the days are short now so you probably won't get eggs until Spring (they need at least 14 hours of daylight to lay). Happens to us every time we get Spring chicks. We now try to get chicks in the fall so they are laying by Summer.

Comment by Nancy on November 12, 2011 at 10:46pm

Well, isn't that just great.  I hate buying eggs.  I have some older hens and only one is laying.  They are not older than 2-3 yrs old.  Why would they not be laying? I would certainly dispatch them if all I am doing is feeding them. I figured it was the molt but they all look good now. Those 3 should be spitting out some eggs.  It has just not been a good Fall for us, I think.

Comment by Nancy on November 12, 2011 at 10:46pm

Well, isn't that just great.  I hate buying eggs.  I have some older hens and only one is laying.  They are not older than 2-3 yrs old.  Why would they not be laying? I would certainly dispatch them if all I am doing is feeding them. I figured it was the molt but they all look good now. Those 3 should be spitting out some eggs.  It has just not been a good Fall for us, I think.

Comment by Nancy on November 12, 2011 at 10:47pm

Well, isn't that just great.  I hate buying eggs.  I have some older hens and only one is laying.  They are not older than 2-3 yrs old.  Why would they not be laying? I would certainly dispatch them if all I am doing is feeding them. I figured it was the molt but they all look good now. Those 3 should be spitting out some eggs.  It has just not been a good Fall for us, I think.

Comment by Nancy on November 12, 2011 at 10:47pm

Thank you for that info.  Well, isn't that just great.  I hate buying eggs.  I have some older hens and only one is laying.  They are not older than 2-3 yrs old.  Why would they not be laying? I would certainly dispatch them if all I am doing is feeding them. I figured it was the molt but they all look good now. Those 3 should be spitting out some eggs.  It has just not been a good Fall for us, I think.

Comment by Nancy on November 12, 2011 at 10:47pm

Thank you for that info.  Well, isn't that just great.  I hate buying eggs.  I have some older hens and only one is laying.  They are not older than 2-3 yrs old.  Why would they not be laying? I would certainly dispatch them if all I am doing is feeding them. I figured it was the molt but they all look good now. Those 3 should be spitting out some eggs.  It has just not been a good Fall for us, I think.

Comment by Nancy on November 12, 2011 at 10:47pm

Thank you for that info.  Well, isn't that just great.  I hate buying eggs.  I have some older hens and only one is laying.  They are not older than 2-3 yrs old.  Why would they not be laying? I would certainly dispatch them if all I am doing is feeding them. I figured it was the molt but they all look good now. Those 3 should be spitting out some eggs.  It has just not been a good Fall for us, I think.

Comment by Nancy on November 12, 2011 at 10:48pm

Thank you for that info.  Well, isn't that just great.  I hate buying eggs.  I have some older hens and only one is laying.  They are not older than 2-3 yrs old.  Why would they not be laying? I would certainly dispatch them if all I am doing is feeding them. I figured it was the molt but they all look good now. Those 3 should be spitting out some eggs.  It has just not been a good Fall for us, I think.

Comment by Nancy on November 12, 2011 at 10:48pm

Thank you for that info.  Well, isn't that just great.  I hate buying eggs.  I have some older hens and only one is laying.  They are not older than 2-3 yrs old.  Why would they not be laying? I would certainly dispatch them if all I am doing is feeding them. I figured it was the molt but they all look good now. Those 3 should be spitting out some eggs.  It has just not been a good Fall for us, I think.

Comment by Nancy on November 12, 2011 at 10:48pm

Thank you for that info.  Well, isn't that just great.  I hate buying eggs.  I have some older hens and only one is laying.  They are not older than 2-3 yrs old.  Why would they not be laying? I would certainly dispatch them if all I am doing is feeding them. I figured it was the molt but they all look good now. Those 3 should be spitting out some eggs.  It has just not been a good Fall for us, I think.

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