Eggless wonders

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Re: Eggless wonders

Post by rick » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:28 pm

Good luck from me too Tweetypie. It is a risky time for a super egg laying hybrid. Their oviduct and, I think, particularly the shell gland gets tired and worn out. There might be some lining involved with the larger 'egg', maybe. They do shed it occasionally (resulting in one description of a lash egg). But its not bad timing, heading into late summer - if she stops laying soon and has a good rejuvenating moult.
... but whatever happens, do remember that you have already saved them in spades! Brown hybrids are absolutely lovely and if (when) I have an empty run again then I think Ill be ready for some rescues.
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Re: Eggless wonders

Post by valeriebutterley » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:43 am

Because my lot are taking a very long time to mature, I bought a couple of POL Lohmanns from Rokers near Guiuldford. They are such lovely girls, gentle quiet and so well mannered and behaved, it is almost as if they had been to finishing school!!

I let them out the same afternoon I bought them, and the day before yesterday they each laid a perfect, medium, brown egg, same again yesterday. They talk to me all the time. And come and see me for a cuddle.

A great bonus I did not know I needed.
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Re: Eggless wonders

Post by Tweetypie » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:01 pm

I was amazed to find another egg today from Sindy. A normal one. The crafty old bird, she must be doing all this scare mongering for attention!!
Because I only have 4 hens and they all have their unique egg colour and shape, it makes it easy to distinguish who laid what, apart from the odd occasion when I get mixed up if the egg colour is similar.
I do love those hens and especially my ex batts. They have more personality.
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Re: Eggless wonders

Post by Tweetypie » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:07 pm

Yippeeee the egg laying machines are in full swing again, been getting 3 eggs a day for the past 3 weeks. I think Sindy lays the occasional gigantic one and on her day on, someone else doesn't lay, probably Barbie. Has anyone elses hens started laying regularly?
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Re: Eggless wonders

Post by rick » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:52 pm

Feels like we have been waiting forever for an egg. They stopped at the end on November, if I remember right. Within the past week or so proper layers poops have been on the roost in the morning and only Lulu has no colour on her ear lobes now. Cant be long! I even wondered if they had a secret stash but there are very few, if any, places they could hide them (or bits of blue shell) in our garden and run. Over the past couple of months have been buying free range eggs from the shops - in fact the number of eggs consumed seems to have gone through the roof! Will be good to see them safely back into lay and, apart from anything else, sitting on the nest for an hour or so a day gives them something else to do!
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Re: Eggless wonders

Post by Tweetypie » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:09 am

Hi Rick, I think I am very lucky as my girls are laying well again. In December, I bought my first free range shop eggs after a year. I felt riddled with guilt. Lets hope your girls start soon. Can't be long now the lighter days and nights are coming.
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