My hens have started laying!

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Re: My hens have started laying!

Post by dianefairhall » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:48 am

A while back I gave them some salad leaves (delivered as a sub by Tesco). I hate them and so did the hens. I have an iceberg in the fridge so I'll try them with that.
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Re: My hens have started laying!

Post by dianefairhall » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:45 pm

Went to let the hens out this morning, still pretty dark here at 8.15, but they were already out! Asked OH if he'd done it, no, somehow they'd let themselves out. Has anyone heard of hens doing a Houdini out of an Eglu Classic?
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Re: My hens have started laying!

Post by dianefairhall » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:29 pm

Found two eggs this morning. One was on the floor where Izzie always lays hers but the other was in the nest box. They looked almost identical again similar colour, size and weight. Wondering if Morag has started laying but her eggs should be dark brown. Very confused.
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Re: My hens have started laying!

Post by Tweetypie » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:58 pm

Im getting 3 eggs a day now, which means Barbie and Sindy are taking it in turns, but wow what whoppers Sindy's eggs are. Ive had doubled yolked ones in the past. Just look at some of these Sindy has laid, against the normal one Barbie laid. One of them wouldn't fit in the egg box. DIane, do you give yours the dark "greens", the cheaper cabbage like leaves? That's what I feed mine daily, along with grass clippings, when possible.
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Re: My hens have started laying!

Post by dianefairhall » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:11 pm

Wow, those are huge! I haven't given them dark greens yet but I'll put some baby spinach on my Tesco order for tomorrow. We don't have a lot of choice here.
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Re: My hens have started laying!

Post by Marigold » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:10 pm

Four out of five today, what a lovely surprise. They've been battling on since November at one or two a day. Lily still laying those funny ones with a flat side and a thin spot, but today's didn't have a hole in it.
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